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The Yonge Street Story 1793-1860, F. R. Berchem

The Yonge Street Story 1793-1860, F. R. Berchem

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An account from letters, diaries and newspapers. This is the remarkable story of the trail that became the longest street in the world, as officially recognized by 'The Guinness Book of Records'. Begun in 1794, Yonge Street was planned as a military route between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. Anxious to bolster Upper Canada's defences against the new republic to the south, Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe had his Queen's Rangers survey and develop the route from Toronto to present-day Holland Landing and laid lots for settlement. This book with the author's own drawings having been painstakingly researched, captures the not-so-distant days when muddy Yonge Street was the backbone of pioneer Ontario.

F. R. Berchem, 1996

Paperback, Very Good (except for black marker on first page)

192 pages


22.5 x 17.2 x 1.4 cm

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