Place Published: Owen Sound
Publisher: Fleming Publications
Date Published: 1931
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition, 9 x 5-3/4 inches, grey cloth soiled with gilt lettered. pp (8), 487 with 24 plates. Frontispiece is a black and white photographic illustration of Eugenia Falls on the Beaver River in Grey County, Ontario. Over fifty other illustrations. Three Appendices-"Alphabetical Directory of 1865", "Those Who Served in the Great War", and, "County Officials, Wardens and County Councillors" Inside hinges weak. Good condition.
Signature of William H. Sing of Meaford Ontario 1947 on inside front end paper. Sing family photo next to page 288 in this book. Nice William Sing association provenance.
IF YOU WANTED TO BUY LAND IN POINTE AU BARIL EARLY IN THE 20TH CENTURY, THERE WAS ONLY ONE MAN TO SEE. William Sing may well have been friendly, gallant, pious, humble and genuinely in love with the islands of Pointe au Baril. Certainly, had you asked Bill Sing, he would have expressed surprise at any other description of himself. More likely, though, the area’s first real-estate agent was someone whose ulterior motive was so well served by the accommodating insinuations of his persona, he came to believe in his own creation. Gentleman or scoundrel, shrewd businessman or shady deal maker, he was, all the same, a ubiquitous commercial presence. In the early years of the 20th century, if you wanted to buy land or sell land in Pointe au Baril, you almost certainly did business with William Sing. quoted from Ojibway Historic Preservation Society website.
Good. Item #716