Muskoka: Enchanting Stories
Muskoka is a beloved region for summertime frivolity―a popular destination for tourists and cottagers. The region is also home to a remarkably varied and interesting history. This book explores stories that most people, residents included, likely know little about. Meet Dangerous Dan, a two-fisted brawler who fought his way into legend though countless lumber camps and booze-soaked taverns. Learn how one man’s vision and hard work transformed Bala into the “Cranberry Capital of Ontario.” Explore the history of Bigwin Inn, a lavish resort that was once the most luxurious hotel in Canada and that experienced a tragic and sad demise. Venture aboard steamships, into logging camps and elegant resorts, and through dense forests to the remains of ghost towns to unearth tales so much a part of the Muskoka experience…but overshadowed by the beautiful lakes and the endless opportunities for carefree enjoyment.
About the Author
Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva are freelance writers. who specialize in history and in travel and have a passion for bringing to light little-remembered episodes in history. Together, they have contributed numerous history-related articles to magazine publications. They also conduct guided historical tours, helping people connect with the past in a personal way. Andrew developed a love for history early on, and he hopes, through his writing, to develop a similar passion to others. They have always loved the mystery of the Muskoka region and have wanted to share its stories for a very long time.