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The Lost World of River de Chute by author Bill Gregory Bishop Terlecki - writer, photographer and actor, filmmaker. First published in 1999, this is the first new edition since 2003, a 240 page comprehensive photo bio history of the Canadian American border community in Carleton and Victoria Counties at the St John River. Named in 1604 by French fur trappers for the falls, the area is known as Segadeeopskawayik by the Indigenous. Detailing the long gone saw and gristmills, farms, bridges, post offices, stores, school and much more, this a journey through time with hundreds of photos and illustrations of the author, his WW II photographer father Bill, and many other contributors. The Walking Tour sections beginning at the north line of Bairdsville through to the south line of Clearview, meander you from the late 1800's to the 1950s and 1960s when massive changes from the building of the Beechwood Dam, and the Trans Canada Highway project to be opened in time for Expo '67, expropriated and carved out hills, farms and fields, making River de Chute unrecognizable to those who remember the old. Other sections include local notables such as mechanical TV inventor Hollis Baird, war vets, social news and personal diaries, churches and cemeteries, original land grants and early settlers, the recessional effects after the 1980s into this century, and the River de Chute one room school exam section derived from actual River de Chute school books of the depression era. Compare today's knowledge, or lack of it when reading the answers and scoring. For those who find history boring, The Lost World of River de Chute is anything but!
Caractéristiques et détails
Gregory Terlecki is an award winning screenwriter, as well as artist, actor, photographer, and book publisher of his beloved native birthplace - River de Chute. A world traveller since the age of seventeen, his most daring adventure was a year spent travelling by ship, and overland from Europe east to Kathmandu, and many exotic countries as far south as Tasmania, and later to South America and the Caribbean. His father Bill, imprinted the world as seen through a lens, by giving Gregory his first camera at ten. At twelve, Bill handed him the Super8 movie camera on a return trip to River de Chute to film the destruction and construction of the building of the massive Trans Canada Highway - frames of which are featured here. In Bill's four years as a Canadian Army Sergeant, he carried rolls of Belgian Kodak 35mm film, and documented WW II. Those photos, as well as Gregory's, will come together in Gregory's next book: "Father & Son - 100 Years Of Photography."