b'Two books to launch your fall readingBoomTownsiscrammedfullpropertyknownasSevenMile of pictures, illustrations, stories, andIsland, developed in the early 1900s maps showing the location of the doz- by Alexander and Mary Wilson, and ens of businesses during the 1800s, asBeechenhurst,laterknowasKent well as Ontario Directories listing theEstates. This property was developed residents of the village from 1837 untilintoagardenparadiseinthemid-the mid-1880s. 1870sbyDr.HerbertSangster,and InadditiontoPrince Albert,thewaslaterownedbyFrederickand book also sheds light on the earliestEthel Kent.days of life in Reach Townships otherAlsofeaturedinLostScugog villages. Each of these communities;is the story of Birdseye Centre Cabin PrinceAlbert,Borelia,Manchester,Park,developedandoperatedby Utica,Epsom,Seagrave,GreenbankEddieandHildaMichellformore andSaintfield,hasitsownuniquethan 30 years beginning in 1939,the and noteworthy history.construction and history of the rick-Mr.Hvidstensays,Althoughaety Scugog Floating Bridge, and the great deal has been written about themysterious syndicate lands south of Twofascinatingnewbooks,bydevelopmentofPortPerry,farlessthe Port Perry causeway known as the authorJ.PeterHvidsten,willbehasbeenrecordedabouttheearlyLake Scugog Marshlands, owned by launched this month to coincide withsettlementsthatdotthelandscapethe Osler family since the late 1800s.thePrinceAlbertHistoricalWalk,in the township. This book attempts hosted by local historian Paul Arculusto pull together the history of these on Sunday September 15. importantearlyvillagesintoone The book, Boom Towns, delvespublication.into the rise and fall of Prince AlbertBoomTownswillbeavailable beginning in the 1840s, when it wasat Books Galore and More, 175 Perry one of the most industrious villages inSt., or Focus on Scugog, 188 Mary St., Ontario and the second largest grain- beginning August 28.handling centre in Canada. Also launched at the same time is Whetheryouarealong-timeLost Scugog.resident,oranewcomertoScugogThis book provides a look, through Township,Mr.Hvidstensuggestsaan extensive collection of pictures and drive through the peaceful village ofdocumented information, the history Prince Albert today, does little to sug- of some of Scugogs most notable es-gest this quaint community was oncetate properties and interesting struc-a thriving and enterprising businesstures over the past century.centre. They include the magnificent estate from theFLIELERS(Former owners of Flielers North End Service (Ultramar), along with Mike Lott)Wewouldliketothankallourcustomersforyour patronage and most importantly friendships over the past 45 years.We have watched the community grow throughout the years and have built many really great connections and memories. Mike Lott, A heartfelt thank you for the lovely retirement send o ,Paul, Cam and the cards, gifts, sweets, hugs, love and tears were reallyGisele Flielergreatly appreciated.FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 201913'