Naming the Laurentians: A History of Place Names 'up North'

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An anthology of articles about the origin of Laurentian places and how they got their names. The Laurentians are the hills north of Montreal that were originally the home of the Algonquin, enemies of the Iroquois, but were subsequently settled by French, Irish, Scottish and some American homesteaders. For the past 100 years, Montrealers, New Yorkers and other city dwellers have built vacation homes and shared these hills and lakes. The history of the naming of this area connects it to places as close as the indigenous people and as far-flung as Bengal and touches on the British and French empires and the American War of Independence.

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If you think that you know the Laurentian region becauseyou've spent summers there for decades, or even if you'velived there for years, think again. In his book Naming theLaurentians Joseph Graham provides a short, and thoroughly enjoyable, description of the paleoclimatology,geology, geography, history, and the 'gossip' of events thathave created the 'Laurentians' as we know them today.Written by a man who loves the place in which he lives, itis a delightful read that will give the reader a new appreci-ation of the region, and a new understanding of placesthat are so often passed without note. Dr. Phil Gold

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Joseph Graham has lived and worked in the Laurentians for most of his 56 years. His writings have appeared in many publications and he is a regular contributor to the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network. He has owned and operated a real estate brokerage for the past few decades together with his wife, Sheila Eskenazi, and he began researching history to share it with their clients. His stories have ap-peared in the company newsletter since 1994 and in the newspaper Main Street over the past four years. His writing has also been recog-nized by the Canadian Author's Association. He is a co-founder and past president of the Ste. Agathe Heritage Committee and has been involved in other initiatives that involve Laurentian history. He and Sheila live in Ste. Lucie where they also raise chickens and keep a large vegetable garden.

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