Queens County

Kathleen Stitt, Vernon Oickle, Linda Rafuse,

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ISBN: 9781772761429

Queens County

A History in Pictures

  Author:   Kathleen Stitt, Vernon Oickle, Linda Rafuse,  
  Publisher:  MacIntyre Purcell Publishing

Queens County: A History in Pictures offers the definitive look at the county and its people. Since 1929, the Queens County Historical Society has been collecting photographs of the people, industry, landscapes and events of Queens County. To date, the collection contains more than 40,000 photographs and thousands of artifacts.

Over the years, many historical figures, including baseball legend Babe Ruth, renowned author Zane Grey, and famed Chicago financier Thomas Howell, have come to fish, hunt and discover the riches of the area’s land and sea. This collection captures that history like never before. You can almost hear the call of the wild and the roar of the ocean.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781772761429
Item MP0123
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing
Published on September 16 2020
Language eng
Pages 144
Format Hardcover
Dimensions8.25(in) x 10.25(in)
Shipping weight734(g)
Kathleen Stitt has a great love for history and its stories of real people and their communities. She started her dream career in museums 28 years ago when she began working as a heritage interpreter and researcher, first at the Simeon Perkins House Museum, and then at the Queens County Museum. Born in Halifax, she moved to Queens County as a child. She has an undergraduate degree in English and history from Saint Mary's University.

Vernon Oickle is an international award winning journalist, editor and writer with 33 years experience working in newspapers. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Red Sky at Night and bestselling series, One Crow. Vernon and his wife Nancy have two sons, Kellen and Colby. He continues to reside in Liverpool where he was born and raised.

Linda Rafuse was born in Toronto, but has spent most of her life in Milton, Nova Scotia. She is a graduate of Liverpool Regional High School and in 1986 joined the Queens County Museum and the Queens County Historical Society as a volunteer, all because of her love of history and genealogy. She has been the director of the museum since the mid-1990s.

Quick Quotes

"This commemorative volume, showcasing Queens County through archival photographs, is a vivid and delightful way (and one of the strongest methods) of conveying local history. It's so important to keep this knowledge alive." —Ruth Holmes Whitehead, ONS, author of The Old Man Told Us

"A picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words. The breadth and depth of the images in this work do justice to those who came before us and whose cumulative effort is enjoyed by today's residents. This book is a 'keeper' by every measure." —Hon. John G. Leefe DCL, author of Atlantic Privateers