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    On Common Ground
    On Common Ground
    The Ongoing Story of the Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    This tract of land in Niagara-on-the-Lake has witnessed an amazing cavalcade of Canadian history. For 250 years a large tract of oak savannah at the mouth of the Niagara River designated as a Military Reserve has witnessed a rich military and political history: the site of the first parliament of Upper Canada; a battleground during the War of 1812; and annual summer militia camps and the training camp for tens of thousands of men and women during the First and Second World Wars. In the midst of the Reserve stood the symbolic Indian Council House where thousands of Native allies received their annual presents and participated in treaty negotiations. From its inception, this territory was regarded by the local citizenry as common lands, their ''''Commons.'''' Although portions of the perimeter have been severed for various purposes, including the Shaw Festival Theatre, today this historic place includes three National Historic Sites, playing fields, walking trails, and remnants of first-growth forest in Paradise Grove.On Common Ground chronicles the extraordinary lives and events that have made this place very special indeed.
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    Book Author
    Richard D. Merritt
    Genre History
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781525259692
    Publisher
    Dundurn Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    19-Sep-2017

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