Ottawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs in Bytown History (Paperback)

Ottawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs in Bytown History By Cliff Scott Cover Image

Ottawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs in Bytown History (Paperback)

$21.99


Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Join Cliff Scott as he highlights the famous--as well as infamous--characters, triumphs and tragedies of Canada's capital Ottawa from frontier times to today Ottawa grew into the capital city of today from humble beginnings. Early politicians peddled their agendas in back rooms, while their wives worked the politics of high society. Legendary local logger Big Joe Mufferaw might have been the real-life Paul Bunyan. Business titan and self-made man J.R. Booth built and operated three railways in Ontario and then married off a granddaughter to a Danish prince. Author Cliff Scott brings these and other stories together in a collection of historical Ottawa vignettes. Discover Ottawa's tenacity in surviving great fires and diseases. Glide along the ice rinks of the ages, from the first formal skating rink in 1868 to today's Winterlude festival around the world's largest skating rink. Join Scott as he highlights the famous--as well as infamous--characters, triumphs and tragedies of Canada's capital from frontier times to today.
Cliff Scott has been a resident of Ottawa since 1954. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the public service sector of Canada, and taught history at the University of Ottawa. He attended the University of British Columbia, Carleton University and Ottawa University. He is a student of Canadian and American history, as well as the history of science and technology. Since 1992, he has been active in the voluntary sector, holding executive positions with the Historical Society of Ottawa, the Friends of the Experimental Farm and the Council of Heritage Organizations of Ottawa. Most recently he inaugurated Heritage Fairs in Ottawa and still serves on the Regional Organizing Committee. He has been married for fifty years to the former Dianne Hewitt of Ottawa and Carleton Place, and they have four children and seven grandchildren.
Product Details ISBN: 9781626193413
ISBN-10: 162619341X
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: American Chronicles (History Press)