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David and Sandra Wells

 

The Last Front:  A People's History of Mallorytown & the Front of Yonge Township 

By: David and Sandra Wells

An compilation of history of the village and its hamlets. 

Price: $20.00 (Includes tax). 215 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-9784037-7-5

 Published 2014,  Veterans Publications, Box 223, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0

The books are available at the following locations:

  • Purcell's Freshmart, Mallorytown
  • Front of Yonge Township Hall, Mallorytown
  • Front of Yonge Public Library, Mallorytown
  • A&E Books, 1000 Islands Parkway at LaRue Mills Road
  • Grandma Had That Antiques, Lansdowne
  • Stedman's, Athens
  • Leeds County Books, Brockville
  • Heritage Clock Shop, Brockville

Or by mail see:  www.davewells.ca for details

From Terry Meagher, the publisher:

 “This is truly a People’s History, and Dave Wells and Sandra Wells came up with a wonderful way of making that so.  they gathered detail on every creek and every abandoned foundation and every whisper of a ghost.  But there’s more than that, Everyone village, hamlet and small community has produced what one of their neighbours calls Rocking Chair Genealogy, a group of stories told by the people. Some of them might not be completely true.  But this book the catch what the historian in a ivory tower is apt to miss.  The stories catch the essence of humanity as it existed then and they reflect how the people saw themselves and their neighbours.  

 

This book was reviewed in Thousand Islands Life, May, 2014 issue. "Two Histories, One Community."