Thursday, December 16, 2010

Martintown book now on sale

The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer Village
Martintown book now on sale

Just in time for Christmas, the newly
revised edition
of a book chronicling the
history of one of Glengarry’s oldest communities
is now available.

The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer
Village,
by the late Rhodes C.M. Grant is a
full-colour, hardcover edition of the title
originally published in 1974 that traces the
noteworthy people and events of the
South Glengarry village from its origins as
a United Empire Loyalist settlement in the
1780s to the present.

Among the topics touched upon are
Martintown’s ties to the War of 1812 and
the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837; the
involvement of its young men in both
World Wars; and the village’s 200-plus
year transition from a trapping and furtrading
outpost in the 1700s, through the
“lumber years,” to its heyday as a cheesemaking
mecca (with seven factories) and
eventually, to its status as a heavy
agricultural region focusing on the dairy
industry.

The latest edition of the book – 206 pages
of fact-filled text and almost 100 photographs
– sells for $29.95.

To order a copy of The Story of
Martintown, A Pioneer Village, please call
Onagh Ross at Onagh’s Book Nook in
Martintown (613-528-4488).

– Scott Carmichael
 taken from the Glengarry News, Alexandria, Ont. of  Wednesday Dec 15th, 2010 p.A5

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