OTTAWA: THE CAPITAL OF CANADA.

By: Woods, Shirley E., Jr.

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350 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w pictorial endpapers, photographs, reproductions, map. "(T)ells the story of a major North American city, from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Etienne Brule, who portaged the Chaudiere Falls in 1610, was the first white man to view the site of the future capital. He was followed by a procession of explorers, fur traders, and missionaries, but it was not until the year 1800 that the first permanent settlers arrived in the area. By the time Colonel John By completed the Rideau Canal in 1832, Bytown had become a boom town. In 1858, Queen Victoria's choice of the newly named Ottawa as the capital of Canada assured it a central place in the history of the fledgling nation. This comprehensive and fast-paced narrative explores every aspect of Ottawa's development into a beautiful modern city that still retains much of the charm of a small town. It tells a lively tale of royalty and rogues, commerical buccaneers and civil servants, soldiers and statemen, missionaries and millionaires. From the laying of the cornerstone of the Parliament Buildings in 1860 to the Rideau Club fire of 1979, the author neglects no important civic event, nor any significant public or private enterprise." Christmas gift inscription in ink at top of title page, minor lean to spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - a little more at bottom of front flap-fold, light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, tiny tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped.

Title: OTTAWA: THE CAPITAL OF CANADA.

Author Name: Woods, Shirley E., Jr.

Categories: Canada - Ontario,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 1980

ISBN Number: 0385147228

ISBN Number 13: 9780385147224

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 28970

Keywords: Thomas Ahearn, Ottawa, Canadian Cities, Capital Cities, Peter Aylen, Barracks Hill, R.B. Bennet, Billings, John Rudolphus Booth, Colonel John By, Bytown, Bytown & Prescott Railway, Carleton, Chateau Laurier Hotel, Chaudiere Falls, Dr. Alexander J. Christie, Connaught, Dalhousie, Damase Dandurand, Dow's Great Swamp, Dow's Lake, Lord Dufferin, Ezra Butler Eddy, Elizabeth II, Freiman, Gatineau, Governor General's Foot Guards, Greber, Hog's Back, Sir Sam Hughes, Hull, Influenza Epidemic, Thomas Coltrin Keefer, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Kingston, Stanley Lewis, Laurier, Lower Town, Long Sault Rapids, Sir John A. MacDonald, Thomas Mackay, John MacTaggart, Minto, Viscount Monck, National Capital Commission, New Edinburgh, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa River, Ottawa Valley, Parliament Buildings, Parliament Hill, Prince Philip, Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, Richmond Landing, Rideau Canal, Rideau Hall, Rideau Club, Rideau River, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa Rough Riders, Sappers Bridge, Harry S. Southam, Nicholas Sparks, William Stewart, Sussex Drive, Upper Town, Union Bridge, Queen Victoria, Charlotte Elizabeth Whitton, Philemon Wright, Ruggles Wright, Timber Trade, Lumbering, Jews, First World War, second World War.,