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The publications below may be ordered by contacting Publications Chairperson, John  Harris

Chemong Park Story
Chemong Park Story
Helen Rutherford Willcox
Soft cover, 72 pages incl. index; 1986

This is a comprehensive story of the Park and its
inhabitants from the early 1880's to the present.
Chemong Park was one of the first planned recreational
subdivisions in Ontario. The park started as a plan by
Alex Elliott in the 1880's to develop a recreational
area for Peterborough businessmen. It succeeded so well
that it attracted travelers from Europe and the USA.
Price: $10.00
History of the Post

History of the Post: Smith Township
Robert Bowley
Soft cover, 90 pages, incl. index; 1990

This book outlines the postal history of Smith Township
from the first Post Office in Bridgenorth in 1854 to 1989.
The book covers the general background of postal services
in each of the eight communities involved and finally, the
system of rural routes in Smith Township.
Price: $10.00

Kawartha Park by Path

Kawartha Park By Path and By Paddle
Doris Huffman
Soft cover, 103 pages incl. index; 1987

Kawartha Park is located on a mile of shoreline, partly
on Clear and Stony Lakes in the Trent Severn Waterway.
Started by Lakefield and Peterborough families in the late
1800s, they soon were joined by people from Toronto and
United States. This is a story of the steamboats, regattas,
church services and Cottagers Association of Kawartha Park.
Price: $12.00

Bridgenorth Center of the Universe

Bridgenorth The Centre of the Universe
Helen Rutherford Willcox
Laminated Hardcover, 310 pages incl. index; 1998

This is a history of Bridgenorth from 1818 to the present.
Bridgenorth is small hamlet on the banks of Chemong Lake.
Early history includes lumber mills, excursions, railway, and
its connection to early pioneers. This book is a kind of family
album as well as a history, which centres on the people who
lived and now live in Bridgenorth. Inclusion of family trees of
interest to genealogists.
Price: $38.00

Historical Map of Smith Township

Historical Map of Smith Township

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Selected Poems of William Telford

Selected Poems of William Telford
Publications Committee of the Smith Township Historical

Soft cover, 95 pages incl. index; 1987

William Telford was an early Scottish immigrant born
January 6, 1828, in the village of Leitholm, Parish of Eccles,
Berwickshire, Scotland. His first efforts in poetry were written
in his native Scottish dialect (commonly known as Doric) and
were on the subjects of scenes and incidents from his native
village. The majority of his writing relates to Canada. William
immigrated to Canada, arriving on June 15, 1850. He settled
first in Peterborough, where his brother resided. He then
moved to Smith Township to farm on what was known as the
Communication Road, now Chemong Road. In 1852, William
married Hannah, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Nicholson,
of Smith Township. William toiled as a farmer and as a stone
mason. In his spare time he wrote poetry and was eventually
declared "The Bard of the St. Andrews Society of
Peterborough", holding that position for 33 years from the the
Society's inception until his death.
Price: $10.00

Adam Scott

Adam Scott Master Millwright 1796-1838
Robert Scott Dunford

Laminated Hardcover, 268 pages incl. index; 2003

This book outlines the history of Adam Scott who arrived from Scotland in 1812 to settle in New York State. Refusing toswear allegiance to United States in 1817, he left to begin a
career as a millwright in Upper Canada. He built mills in
Cobourg, Scott's Mills (Peterborough) and Cavan.The book
also details the arrival of the Irish immigrants in 1825, their
difficulties and Peterborough's early history. Endnotes
provide additional information on the process early pioneer life,land granting, and importance of sawmills and gristmills in the development of the community. Numerous photos and maps add interest to the book.
Price: $45.00



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