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Mirrors of Stone: Fragments from the Porcupine Frontier

Document type Book
Author Angus, Charlie
Author Palu, Louie
Publisher Between the Lines; Toronto
Date 2001
ISBN 978-1-896357-49-2
Pages vii, 148 pages: illustrations


Mirrors of Stone delves into the many ethnic cultures that thrived in the mining areas of Northern Ontario from the 1920s to the 1960s. The stormy history of hardrock mining camps has never fit into the comfortable cliches by which Canada “tells its story.” Angus unearths the dark sides of this history–“the wild tales of bootleggers, mobsters, and prostitution rings” and in so doing opens up new ways of seeing Ontario’s history and culture. --Publisher's description