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edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: History
published: Dec 2011
ISBN:9781552778135
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Amazing Stories

Ghost Town Stories of Ontario

by Maria Da Silva & Andrew Hind

tagged: post-confederation (1867-)
Description

Ontario is rich in ghost towns, communities that were once thriving but which have been reduced to mere shadows of their former selves. Nine villages -- including silver camps, fishing ports, crossroads hamlets, and farming settlements -- come alive on the pages of this book. The term 'ghost town' invariably conjures up images of fog-shrouded cemeteries, buildings with sinister visages, and of course, restless spirits of the dead. While often this is merely our imagination at play, in some cases, these ghost towns are indeed said to be haunted.

About the Authors

Maria Da Silva


Andrew Hind

Contributor Notes

Maria Da Silva has always had a passion for history and ghost stories. Though she came from a country (Portugal) that is full of history and the unknown, she never dreamed that her future would lead her into writing about the forgotten and the unexplained. Maria's work, co-authored with Andrew Hind, has appeared in publications such as Fate and Mystery Magazine.

Andrew Hind is a freelance writer who lives in Bradford, Ontario. His feature articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada, in the United States, and in England. Andrew developed a passion for history early on, especially for unusual and obscure events that are typically overlooked or quickly forgotten. He hopes, through his writing, to bring these fascinating stories to light for a modern audience.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
11 to 18
Grade:
6 to 12
Reading age:
11 to 18

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