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Celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial with us!

Celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial with us!

March 2017

On this day in 1752, the inaugural issue of Canada's first newspaper, The Halifax Gazette, was published. It was only one sheet of paper, delivered on horseback, and had a circulation of only 50-100, but carried information from back home in Britain to the people of less than 3-year-old Halifax.

Canada: An Illustrated History, by Derek Hayes, includes this and many other fascinating articles and images of Canada's history, in celebration of 150 years since Confederation. The Midwest Book Review calls the compendium of Canadian history “impressively informative, exceptionally well written, thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation from cover to cover.” Hayes, a geographer and city planner with a passion for old maps and the stories they tell, published the first edition in 2004, and felt it was time that Canada caught up with the changing nation. With over 450 illustrations including photographs, paintings and maps, Canada: An Illustrated History, Revised and Expanded is the perfect literary companion for celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial.

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