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BOOK - Governor Simcoe Slept Here, The Legacy of West Gwillimbury, Two Volume Boxed Set
By The Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association

Hardcovers... 75.00 (C$)

This is truly The Legacy of West Gwillimbury..."

Governor Simcoe Slept Here is the work of a team of volunteers who took up the challenge of researching and writing the history of the historic township of West Gwillimbury in Simcoe County, Ontario. The following list of chapter titles conveys the scope and detail of the information collected and included in the text. The 400 some pictures tell a story in themselves.

The Table of Contents
  • Governor Simcoe Slept Here
  • The Landscape
  • A Township is Created
  • Early Settlers
  • The Churches of West Gwillimbury
  • Education in West Gwillimbury
  • The Hamlets and Villages of West Gwillimbury
  • Governing West Gwillimbury
  • Agriculture in West Gwillimbury
  • The Marsh Story
  • Our Architectural Legacy
  • Travelling in West Gwillimbury
  • For Those Who Served
  • Organizations and Clubs
  • Sports
  • Early Mills and Manufactories
  • A Look Back at Canada’s History of the Mail
  • The Way We Were
  • Families
  • References
  • Index
The early chapters including the Mail chapter are included in Vol. 1. The Way We Were and the Families, some 600 of them, are in Vol. 2. A CD is enclosed that provides an index for all the family names and on the CD is an array of Scenes of West Gwillimbury. All will stir up memories of days gone by.

Additional information is provided on an included CD :
  • Index of families, Vol II
  • 1949 list of marsh land owners
  • Landscape photos of West Gwillimbury by Franz Aschwanden
A beautifully printed and bound set of books that are in a open-ended case that has the same high quality covering as the books. This revised second printing also includes a ten page addendum and a CD that provides more West Gwillimbury information (lists and photographs). An exceptional value insofar is it probably cost more than the retail price to print and bind this set.

Product details:
    848 Pages (Vol 1: 446 pages + Vol 2: 392 pages + Addendum (2006): 10 Pages )
    8.5 X 11.25"
    Photos
    Maps
    Illustrations
    Indexe
    More information on included CD (see list, above)
    Hardcover (deluxe binding, boxed set, deeply textured burgundy covering)
    ISBN 1-55383-123-3 (Second revised printing 2006)





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