The history of Persephone Township from Pre-Cambrian Times to the Present. Buy Now!
Followers of the Wingfield plays will know that Persephone Township is a peculiar place. This local history helps to explain how it got to be that way. From the township’s murky colonial beginnings through to the coming of the weekenders, With Axe & Flask tells the ‘warts and all’ tale of Persephone’s struggle to move from an untamed wilderness to a sleepy backwater.
Canada is a land of limited opportunity … our economic history has been enlivened by a parade of fast-talking moneymen, pirates, second-storey artists and speculators who force the pace of development with the active encouragement of the government, in a way that alarms the more prudent entrepreneurs who have already been through a couple of winters here.”
Winner of the 2003 Stephen Leacock Medal for humour.