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Scugog Carrying Place : a frontier pathway /
author
Grant Karcich.
imprint
Toronto, ON : Dundurn, c2013.
description
263 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781459707504 (pbk.)
format
Book

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imprint
Toronto, ON : Dundurn, c2013.
isbn
9781459707504 (pbk.)
catalogue key
8885497
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Issued also in electronic format.
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Summaries
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The story of the Scugog Carrying Place is a multifaceted one with a mystery at its core. It includes the history of the settlement of the carrying place stretching from Oshawa to Beaverton. It is a story about the archaeology of the region, of the transition of our country from forests, to an agricultural land, to an industrial region. But at the core of the account is the mystery of a forgotten cabin in the woods whose tale has not been totally told until now. Included is an exploration of how our historical heritage is being sacrificed in the race to develop farmland into industrial land.
Main Description
The story of Scugog Carrying Place, the ancient aboriginal trails connecting Lake Ontario with Lakes Scugog and Simcoe and the Kawartha lakes is a multifaceted one. In tracing its documented history from the 1790s to the 1850s, author Grant Karcich unravels mysteries; explores the lifestyles of early First Nations; provides background on local archaeological sites; and introduces the intrepid early surveyors, fur traders, missionaries, colourful characters, and entrepreneurial immigrant settlers from both the newly formed United States and the United Kingdom. In their wake come the demon whiskey, devastating plagues, competing world views, saddlebag preachers, and ultimately the marginalization of the First Nations people.The Scugog Trail assumes a significant role in the transition of the land, from forest to agriculture to villages, towns, and industrial centres. Long-forgotten cabins, cemeteries, and a cartographic mystery involving the infamous "Cabane de Plomb" add to the mystique. The trail bore witness to the development of communities, such as Oshawa, Harmony, Columbus, Prince Albert, Port Perry, Seagrave, Cannington, and Beaverton, whose stories also unfold. "Scugog Carrying Place" is a must read for history buffs, genealogists, archaeologists, and anyone with roots in this part of Ontario.
Main Description
The story of Scugog Carrying Place, the ancient aboriginal trails connecting Lake Ontario with Lakes Scugog and Simcoe and the Kawartha lakes is a multifaceted one. In tracing its documented history from the 1790s to the 1850s, author Grant Karcich unravels mysteries; explores the lifestyles of early First Nations; provides background on local archaeological sites; and introduces the intrepid early surveyors, fur traders, missionaries, colourful characters, and entrepreneurial immigrant settlers from both the newly formed United States and the United Kingdom. In their wake come the demon whiskey, devastating plagues, competing world views, saddlebag preachers, and ultimately the marginalization of the First Nations people. The Scugog Trail assumes a significant role in the transition of the land, from forest to agriculture to villages, towns, and industrial centres. Long-forgotten cabins, cemeteries, and a cartographic mystery involving the infamous Cabane de Plomb add to the mystique. The trail bore witness to the development of communities, such as Oshawa, Harmony, Columbus, Prince Albert, Port Perry, Seagrave, Cannington, and Beaverton, whose stories also unfold. Scugog Carrying Place is a must read for history buffs, genealogists, archaeologists, and anyone with roots in this part of Ontario.
Main Description
The story of Scugog Carrying Place, the ancient aboriginal trails connecting Lake Ontario with Lakes Scugog and Simcoe and the Kawartha lakes is a multifaceted one. In tracing its documented history from the 1790s to the 1850s, author Grant Karcich unravels mysteries; explores the lifestyles of early First Nations; provides background on local archaeological sites; and introduces the intrepid early surveyors, fur traders, missionaries, colourful characters, and entrepreneurial immigrant settlers from both the newly-formed United States and the United Kingdom. In their wake come the demon whiskey, devastating plagues, competing world views, saddlebag preachers, and ultimately the marginalization of the First Nations people. Throughout all, the Scugog Trail assumes a significant role in the transition of the land, from forest to agriculture to villages, towns, and industrial centres. Long-forgotten cabins, cemeteries, plus a cartographic mystery involving the infamous Cabane de Plomb add to the mystique. The trail bore witness to the development of communities, such as Oshawa, Harmony, Columbus, Prince Albert, Port Perry, Seagrave, Cannington, and Beaverton, whose stories also unfold. Special attention is paid to the southern terminus of the trail, which in recent years has been the subject of media coverage regarding controversial industrial development. A must read for history buffs, genealogists, archaeologists, and anyone with roots in this part of Ontario.
Main Description
The story of the Scugog Carrying Place is a multifaceted one with a mystery at its core. It includes the history of the settlement of the Carrying Place stretching from Oshawa to Beaverton. It is a story about the archaeology of the region, of the transition of our country from forests, to an agricultural land, to an industrial region. But at the core of the account is the mystery of a forgotten cabin in the woods whose tale has not been totally told until now. Included is an exploration of how our historical heritage is being sacrificed in the race to develop farmland into industrial land. The last vestiges of the Scugog Carrying Place are not protected from development. Also examined are the lands at the southern terminus of the Carrying Place, which in the past three years have had media coverage regarding industrial land development.
Main Description
The story of the Scugog Carrying Place is a multifaceted one with a mystery at its core. It includes the history of the settlement of the Carrying Place stretching from Oshawa to Beaverton. It is a story about the archaeology of the region, of the transition of our country from forests, to an agricultural land, to an industrial region. But at the core of the story is the mystery of a forgotten cabin in the woods whose story has not been totally told until now. Included is an exploration of how our historical heritage is being sacrificed in the race to develop farmland into industrial land. The last vestiges of the Scugog Carrying Place are not protected from development. Also explored are the lands at the southern terminus of the Carrying Place, which in the past three years have had media coverage regarding industrial land development.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. 11
Acknowledgementsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
Early Descriptionp. 19
Early Surveysp. 23
Pedlar's Description of the Trailp. 27
Jones's Eastern Extensionp. 33
Iroquois and Mississauga on the Trailp. 37
Arrival of the Mississaugap. 39
Huron in Southern Ontariop. 44
Ontario Iroquoian Prehistoric Sitesp. 47
Iroquois in Southern Ontariop. 55
The Search for Cabane de Plombp. 57
French and English Traders on Lake Ontariop. 63
The Trading Postp. 66
Yankees on the Trailp. 71
Wilson and His Neighboursp. 72
Fur Traders and Farmersp. 77
The Sharp Murderp. 80
Preachers on the Trailp. 87
Expanding European Settlementp. 101
Farewell Corners and Toad Hollowp. 102
The Settlement of South Oshawap. 104
(The Hollow/Gibbs Mills) Early Days of Oshawa (Kerr's Creek/Skae's Corners)p. 107
The Naming of Oshawap. 112
Settlers Migrate Northwardp. 115
The Northern Part of Whitby Townshipp. 116
Settling Reach Townshipp. 118
On to Brock Townshipp. 120
Settling Thorah Townshipp. 122
Marginalization of the First Nationsp. 127
Growth of Communities in Whitby Townshipp. 137
Port Oshawa (Sydenham Harbour)p. 138
Harmony (Farewell Corners)p. 145
Industrialization of Oshawap. 147
Emergence of Columbus (English' Corners)p. 154
Raglan (O'Boyle's Corners/Newtown)p. 156
Villages Further North Along the Trailp. 159
Prince Albert (Dayton's Corners)p. 159
Port Perry (Scugog Village)p. 160
Seagrave (Nonquon)p. 155
Sunderland (Jones's Corners)p. 157
Cannington (McCaskill's Mills)p. 167
Beaverton (Milton)p. 271
Death and Temperance on the Trailp. 177
Life Expectancy and Diseasep. 177
The Temperance Movementp. 185
The Legacy of the Trailp. 193
Min-ce-nan-quashp. 193
Gifford Hill and Wilson's Homesteadp. 195
Forgotten Burial Groundsp. 204
Historical Plaquesp. 207
Epiloguep. 213
Archaeological Sites along the Scugog Carrying Placep. 215
Cartography of the Scugog Carrying Placep. 217
First Settlers along the Scugog Carrying Place, 1793-1844p. 219
Mills, Distilleries, Factories, and Tanneries on Tributaries Near the Scugog Carrying Place to 1860p. 223
Pre-1860 Heritage Buildings Still Standing in the Former East Whitby (Oshawa), Reach, Brock, and Thorah Townshipsp. 229
Notesp. 231
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 256
About the Authorp. 264
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