The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860

The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860

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This is the remarkable story of the trail that became the longest street in the world, as officially recognized by The Guinness Book of Records. Begun in 1794, Yonge Street was planned by the ambitious Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe as a military route between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. Anxious to bolster Upper Canada’s defences against the new republic to the south, which he heartily loathed, Simcoe had his Queen’s Rangers survey and develop the route… (more)


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Publisher: Natural Heritage (April 15, 1996)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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