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SCUGOG EXPOSED
Unlocking Scugog's Fascinating Past

Copyright 2004 by J. Peter Hvidsten
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by: Port Perry Print & Digital Services
Number of Copies: 800
ISBN - 0-9734654-0-9

Specifics: Scugog Exposed is a beautifully illustrated book containing 148 pages, and has been written and designed to attract new readers to the fascinating history of Scugog Township. It features stories about the first settlers of Port Perry, Reach, Scugog and Cartwright Townships, to folklore, scandal and murder during the 19th century. Short concise stories.... hundreds of illustrations and pictures. A must for both new and old historians.




OUT OF THE ASHES
A Century of Progress

Copyright 1999 by J. Peter Hvidsten
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by: Citizen's Communication Group Inc.
Number of Copies: 1,200
ISBN - 0-9684932-1-1

Specifics: Out Of The Ashes is a hard cover book containing 302 pages, which features more than 1,000 pictures of buildings, street scenes and personalities who were instrumental in the development of Port Perry and the surrounding communities during the 20th Century.





MERCHANTS OF OLD PORT PERRY
Copyright 1999 by Paul Arculus
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by: Citizen's Communications Group Inc.
Number of Copies: 1,200
ISBN - 0-9684932-0-3
SOLD OUT

Specifics: Scugog: Merchants Of Old Port Perry surveys this quaint village located on the shores of Lake Scugog. The 215 page, hard cover book investigates the attractive Victorian buildings and properites, tracing their commercial and social history.





SCUGOG: THE EARLY YEARS
Copyright 2001 by J. Peter Hvidsten
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by: Port Perry Printing Company Ltd.
Number of Copies: 800
ISBN - 0-9684932-3-8

Specifics: Scugog: The Early Years is a beautifully illustrated hard cover book containing 270 pages. The book features hundreds of pictures and maps, and highlights the lives of the pioneers and entrepreneurs of the 1800s who were instrumental in the development of Port Perry, Reach and Scugog Townships.

AVAILABLE AT: BOOKS GALORE & MORE - PORT PERRY
F.M. FINDS - PORT PERRY


 

HEART & SOUL
The Story of Bethedsa-Reach

Copyright 2002 by Bethesda-Reach Women's Institute
Published by: Abbeyfield Companies Ltd.
Printed and bound in Canada
Number of Copies: 500
ISBN - 1-894584-11-2

Specifics: Heart & Soul is dedicated to the pioneer settlers who left their homes, relatives and friends in a distant land to start a new life in Canada, in the Bethesda area of Reach Township. The book features the history of many of the families who settled and continue to live in the vicinity of
Bethesda School Section #10.

For copies call Corinne 905-852-3925, or Barb at 905-852-5411




STEAMBOATS ON SCUGOG
Copyright 2000 by Paul Arculus
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by: Port Perry Printing Company Ltd.
Number of Copies: 800
ISBN - 0-9684932-2-X

Steamboats On Scugog (PDF)


Specifics: Steamboats Of Scugog provides a factual history of the era of steamboating on Lake Scugog and the south central Kawartha Lakes from the mid 1850s to the early 1900s. The beautifully illustrated hard cover book contains 145 pages and features dozens of pictures of steamboats and full color paintings by noted artist Les Parkes.





HISTORIC HOMES & ESTATES
Port Perry Area

Copyright 2002: Paul Arculus & J. Peter Hvidsten
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Cover Design by: J. Peter Hvidsten
Printed by: Port Perry Printing Co. Ltd.
Number of Copies: 500
ISBN - 0-9684932-4-6Helvatihelv

This book is available for download in Adobe PDF format.

Pages 1 to 56 | 57 to 118 | 119 to 169

Specifics: Historic Homes & Estates takes a look at more than 50 historic and attractive homes in the Port Perry area. This beautifully illustrated 'coffee table' book features 143 pages of pictures and stories about the homes, past and present.





HOT OFF THE PRESS
Uxbridge & Port Perry Newspapers

Copyright 2002: J. Peter Hvidsten
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Cover Design by: J. Peter Hvidsten
Printed by: Port Perry Printing Co. Ltd.
Number of Copies: 25
ISBN - 0-9684932-6-2

Hot Off The Press - Port Perry (PDF)

Hot Off The Press - Uxbridge (PDF)

Specifics: Hot Off The Press presents the history of the newspapers of Port Perry and Uxbridge from their meager beginnings to the present. The 142 page, hard cover book also presents short biographies and pictures of almost all of the former publishers of the newspapers.





UXBRIDGE: THE GOOD OLD DAYS
Life In The 1950s & 1960s

Written & researched by J. Peter Hvidsten
Published by Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by Port Perry Print & Digital Services
Cover Design: J. Peter Hvidsten
Number of Copies: 500
ISBN - 0-9684932-7-0
SOLD OUT

This book is available for download in Adobe PDF format.

Life in the 1950s: Pages 1 to 40 | Pages 41 to 83

Life in the 1960s: Pages 1 to 52 | Pages 53 to 95

Specifics: Uxbridge: The Good Old Days provides a nostalgic look at life in the town during the 1950s and 1960s. The book is richly illustrated with hundreds of pictures of the town and leading personalities of the day. It also features pictures of many century old buildings, which were torn during this era.

 

UXBRIDGE: THE FIRST 100 YEARS
1900 to 1900

Written & researched by J. Peter Hvidsten
Published by Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by Port Perry Print & Digital Services
Cover Design: J. Peter Hvidsten
ISBN - 0-9684932-8-9
Scheduled to be published in 2010




MAYHEM TO MURDER
History Of The Markham Gang

Copyright 2003 by Paul Arculus
Published by: Observer Publishing of Port Perry
Printed by: Port Perry Print & Digital Services
Cover Design: J. Peter Hvidsten
Number of Copies: 1,000
ISBN - 0-9684932-5-4

Mayhem to Murder.zip

Mayhem to Murder.pdf


Specifics: Mayhem To Murder takes an in-depth look at the history of organized crime in Canada West during the 1840s. In particular it deals with the Markham Gang whose range of crimes was extensive - from petty theft to an elaborate system of horse stealing and from forgery to murder.

To contact the author: Phone 905-985-3658
or e-mail to: arculusp@sympatico.ca







STITCHES IN TIME
Copyright 1994 Gwenyth Thompson
Published by: Community Memorial Hospital
Designed by: Brant Cowie/Art Plus Limited
Editing/Project Managing: James T. Wills
ISBN - 0-9698396-0-X

Specifics: Stitches In Time chronicles the growth of Community Memorial Hospital, Port Perry from its earliest beginning to the present. The 212 page hardcover book also provides information about many of the early doctors, nurses and other health care workers who have contributed to the success of the local hospital.

AVAILABLE AT:SCUGOG SHORES MUSEUM





ON THE SHORES OF SCUGOG
Written in 1913 by Samuel Farmer
Published by: Samuel Farmer
Printed by: Port Perry Star Co. Ltd.
Number of Copies: 225
Cost per copy $1.00

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This book is available for download in Adobe PDF format.

View On The Shores Of Scugog (PDF)

Specifics: On The Shores Of Scugog was the first hard cover book published about the history of Reach Township and the surrounding area. The 114-page book provided a glimpse into the lives of the earliest settlers, their hardships and their achievements. Mr. Farmer re-published the book in Dec. 1934, adding more pages of information to the popular document. It was reprinted a third time in 1969 by the Lake Scugog Historical Society.





SCUGOG AND ITS ENVIRONS
Written in 1927 by Rev. F. G. Weir
Published by: Samuel Farmer
Printed by: Port Perry Star Co. Ltd.
Number of Copies: 250
Cost per copy $1.50

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This book is available for download in Adobe PDF format.

View Scugog And Its Environs (PDF)

Specifics: Scugog And Its Environs started as a weekly column in the Port Perry Star in 1926, but due to its popularity was published as a 144 page hardcover book in August 1927. The book deals primarily with life on Scugog Island during the early years of settlement, but also provides valuable information on the history of Ontario County and other neighbouring municipalities. It also features a few pictures and illustrations.


 





OUT OF THE ASHES
A Century of Progress
By: J. Peter Hvidsten



STEAMBOATS ON SCUGOG
By: Paul Arculus



SCUGOG
The Early Years
By: J. Peter Hvidsten