The Enduring Spirit chronicles the history of logging mining, farming and cottaging in Frontenac Park.   The everyday lives of the people who built this country are recreated - the Pages, Ameys, Kemps, Babcocks, McCormishes and others that the authors interviewed to compile this social history from before the forest reclaimed their land and it became the Park.


Much of this history has been hidden by ruin and regrowth,  but today you can hike or ski within a few metres of the largest mica mine in Ontario, cross an abandoned farm yard,  camp by a creek used for logging drives, or paddle to islands used as hunting and fishing camps.   The Enduring Spirit brings the Park to life and enriches the reader with insights into the generous sprite of, and hardships faced by, our forebears.

The Enduring Spirit


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