Ottawa grew into the
capital city of today from humble beginnings. Early politicians peddled their
agendas in back rooms,
while their wives worked the politics of high society. Legendary local logger
Big Joe Mufferaw might have been the real-life Paul Bunyan. Business titan and
self-made man J.R. Booth built and operated three railways in Ontario and then
married off a granddaughter to a Danish prince. Author Cliff Scott brings these
and other stories together in a collection of historical Ottawa vignettes.
Discover Ottawa’s tenacity in surviving great fires and diseases. Glide along
the ice rinks of the ages, from the first formal skating rink in 1868 to
today’s Winterlude festival around the world’s largest skating rink. Join Scott
as he highlights the famous—as well as infamous—characters, triumphs and
tragedies of Canada’s capital from frontier times to today.