|St. Vincent Heritage Association
St Vincent, A Beautiful Land
An Illustrated History of St. Vincent Township
|If you have any connection at all to St. Vincent Township
on the shores of beautiful southern Georgian Bay, or if you are just curious
about what it was like to live, work and raise families in Ontario from
earliest pioneer days, you'll want this handsomely bound and beautifully
illustrated volume in your collection.
Its 432 pages are liberally sprinkled with more than 400 photos and drawings collected from present day Meaford and St. Vincent residents, many of whom were descended from the original settlers. There are eight pages of colour photos. The book traces the development of this "beautiful land" from its earliest days up to the amalgamation of 2000. It begins soon after the purchase of Indian Lands, moves through the booming development at the turn of the last Century, the war years, the military appropriation of "the Range", and local combatants and casualties of both World Wars. There are also two large fold-out historical maps included, which show the original landowners in the settlement including Cape Rich.
Local historians spent thousands of hours meticulously researching St. Vincent Township from its pioneer inception.
Whether you are native to St. Vincent, or you chose St. Vincent as home, you'll discover surprising and fascinating things about this "beautiful land" and its people, its development and its heroes.
The Meaford Museum
111 Bayfield St. Meaford, ON