Muskoka Ontario's Playground: A History of Recreation and Sport in Ontario's Cottage Country 1860-1945

FriesenPress
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Recreation and Sport are an integral part of Canadian culture. This is nowhere more evident than in the Muskoka District of Ontario. Beginning in the 1860s, people from more populated areas of Southern Ontario and the North Eastern United States flocked to Muskoka to enjoy nature's bounty. They came to fish, hunt, canoe, sail, swim, hike and explore. Many vacationed at one of the ever expanding selection of Muskoka resorts. Others built their own recreational retreats or cottages.
Also beginning in the 1860s, Free Land Grant recipients ventured to the area to take land and attempt to farm it. They became the permanent population base and set about developing their own recreations and sporting organizations.
This book surveys the attempts of all of Muskoka's residents and visitors to enjoy the recreational opportunities the region provided. The main focus of this local history is on how people in the past used recreation and sport to enhance their lives. In other words, what they did for exercise and fun.
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About the author

Ray Love grew up in Muskoka and returned to pursue a career in education. He was a high school teacher of Geography, History and Economics and basketball coach and ended his career as an elementary school administrator and basketball coach. Throughout his life he has enjoyed many sports and recreations including basketball, golf, nordic skiing, soccer, rugby, softball, alpine skiing, swimming and cycling. In his retirement years he has pursued the sport of triathlon.
This is Ray’s third book on Muskoka’s history. You can view Ray Love’s other books on his web site raylovemuskoka.com.
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Publisher
FriesenPress
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Published on
May 22, 2018
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Pages
155
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ISBN
9781525526244
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Canada / General
History / Social History
Sports & Recreation / History
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This content is DRM protected.
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