Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century

Canada 100 Years Ago

Book - 1999
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Turn of the Century provides a wealth of fresh details about the way things were in this country when the 20th century started. This timely book looks at how lived, and what they did for fun. This readable "popular history" provides all kinds of ways for readers to compare Canada as it is now with the way it was when the 20th century was fresh, new and full of promise.
Publisher: Calgary, AB : Detselig Enterprises, c1999
ISBN: 9781550591811
Branch Call Number: 971.056/McKE 4565nf 1
Alternative Title: The 20th century has only 99 years
Jail doors flew open on New Year's Eve
Farewell to a wonderful century
How much has changed in Canada during this century?
The Grandest Sovereign put aside her earthly crown"
Canada was tied to Britain's apron strings
Canadians flocked to Britain's war in South Africa
Citizen-soldiers resented army's Colonel Blimp mentality
Was the future King George V slightly tipsy?
Canadian children were taught to love both their countries
Canadian homes for English orphans
George Washington never won a battle
Regina was a busy but muddy little place
Life, death and trivia : it was all in The Leader
How a Yankee outsmarted Canadian sharpies
[John Wesley Dafoe] : from political hack to great journalist
[Nicholas Flood Davin] : flamboyant former MP took his own life
[John Morrison] : axe-murderer hanged for killing parents, 3 children
[Emil Meilicke] : how a Yankee outsmarted Canadian sharpies
The deadly side of train travel
Canada's "Titanic" struck an iceberg
[Pauline Johnson] : she was the Indian princess of poetry
Connor and Watson, Canadian myth-makers
Annie [Taylor] conquered Niagara Falls in a barrel
Canada strutted its stuff in Paris
Ontario farmers were sure to succeed
Original Parliament Buildings lost in fire
Hull and Ottawa engulfed by a massive fire
Terrorists tried to blow up the Welland Canal
Three dots heard around the world
Canadians loved their electric trolleys
"Oh, what a good preacher is sickness"
The assimilator's solution to the Indian problem
Indians had a reputation for good behavior
Vicious discrimination against Chinese
French-Canadians were frequently put down
Women pulling plows caused a misunderstanding
Party newspapers loved their politicians
Young woman's diary reveals her inner-most thoughts
Under the law, kids belonged to the father
Children died in alarming numbers
Marriage was meant to last a lifetime
Anti-booze women were on the march
Illegal birth control was commonly practised
Rules or not, she was the boss
Improve your sex life with an electric belt
No social safety net to protect the poor
Gramophone told funny stories and delivered prayers
Canadians have been hockey fans for a long time
Catalogue was the early equivalent of a shopping mall
Ho, ho, ho! Santa slid down the chimney a century ago
Did you hear the one about the man who dropped 50 feet?
Horses played a big role in the old days


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