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Fisher Mills, Beaverdale Ontario Book Release a Success

  Thank you to everyone coming out yesterday to the book launch at the Wanner Mennonite Church Picnic Shelter. It was great meeting everyone. The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale Ontario book release went well. I am glad so many former and present residents came out. I will get more copies of the book in. I did not expect the large turnout.
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Paul Langan releases his 11th book,The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale, Ontario at a Book Event on Oct.1, 2022

    Paul Langan releases his 11th book,The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale, Ontario at a Book Event outside at Wanner Mennonite Church on Oct.1, 2022 For immediate release…..Cambridge, ON...Sept. 28th,2022. Paul Langan will be releasing his newest book The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale, Ontario   He will have a book release event, October 1st at the picnic shelter at the Wanner Mennonite Church, 1725 Beaverdale Road, from 1pm-3pm. It is open to any former and present residents of Beaverdale, Fisher Mills and anyone interested in the history of the area.   The original release date was supposed to be June 1st. It will now be available Oct. 1st.    Paul Langan states, “ This book was a challenge for me to get done but with the support of the past and present residents I am very satisfied with the end result. I look forward to meeting everyone on Saturday.”   For those attending the book release and want a signed copy of the book, please pre register. Email brentunespublis

1937 - 38 Toronto Maple Leafs Go Hunting

  1937-1938 Toronto Maples Leafs at Forbes Island, Ontario - photo from the U. of Waterloo Archives and Special Collections  Hespeler, Ontario wealthy industrialist Alex Forbes, loved to hunt and fish. He even had his own island hunting lodges, Forbes Island, map below, was located south of Sudbury, Ontario. It was only accessible by aircraft. Photos of Alex back then had him friends with high profile media people. Evidently he was also tight with the Toronto Maple Leafs. This photo of the 1937-38 Toronto Maple Leafs  at the lodge is a fantastic photo. Names identified on the back of photo are: Turk Broda, Harvey Jackson, Bingo Kempman, Davidson, Hamilton,Murph Chamberlain,Joe Stark, Jim Fowler and George Parsons  Enjoy this rare piece of Toronto Maples Leafs history. About the author - Paul Langan is an author of 2 hockey compilation books and 10 local history books. You can purchase his books at Wordsworth Books Waterloo, and Amazon, Kobo, Google Play wordwide. His website is http://

The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale, Ontaro Book Release and Social October 1st

 Get Together to Remember the Golden Era of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale, Ontario & Book Launch We invite all present and former residents of  Fisher Mills and Beaverdale, Ontario and those interested in the history of the communities to a book release event. On October 1st from 1pm-3pm at the Wanner Mennonite Church at 1725 Beaverdale Road outdoor picnic shelter we will reminisce about Fisher Mills and Beaverdale. Take a walk on the short Wanner Trail and visit the Wanner cemetary. Paul Langan, will have his new book available for sale, The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale Ontario for $12.00 cash. He will have copies of his other books also for sale. It is a rare chance to look back at the history of these great communities. Please RSVP to if you are coming and if you want a signed copy of the book.  

Play and Coach Hockey Like 1959 Book Released by Paul Langan

Paul Langan releases his 10th book, Play and Coach Hockey Like 1959! For immediate release…..Cambridge, ON...August 29th,2022…. Paul Langan has released a book that features 3 booklets on how to play and coach hockey that were originally released in 1959. In 1959, The Royal Canadian Air Force released a series of booklets on hockey titled, Beginning Hockey, How to Play Better Hockey and Coach’s Manual. They included skill development, instruction and drills for the player and coach. These booklets are being reprinted in their entirety for the first time in half a century. Like his 2021 release, Classic Hockey Stories - From the Golden Era of Pulp Magazines 1930s-1950s, Paul Langan is reviving and saving a part of our cultural hockey identity. Paul Langan states, “ I was given one of these publications by my dad in 1967 when I was playing hockey. It was amazing to look at the content through today’s lens about how hockey was taught and played in 1959 and now? Yes some things have

Paul Langan's out of print publications from 1999-2021

It definitely seems like a lifetime ago when I first started publishing local historical material. I had only been in the community of Hespeler for  about 5 years when I started releasing booklets and a calendar in 1999. In 2021, I have re-released and expanded two of those publications, Tragedy in Galt and Remembering Glenchristie . The following publications have been out of print for 22 years. 1.Hespeler's Hidden Secret: the Coombe Orphanage, 1905-1947, ISBN-10 - 0968586724 (ISBN13:9780968586723) published in 2000. 31 pages 2. The Miracle in Preston: The Story of the Preston Springs Hotel, ISBN-10 0968586732 (ISBN13: 9780968586730) published in 2000. 26 pages 3.Forgotten Stories of the Railway, ISBN - 0-9685867-5-9, published in 2002. 26 pages 4. Railways of Cambridge 1999 Calendar, published in 1999.

Dolores Carroll - Windsor's forgotten superstar vocalist

Who Was Dolores Carroll? Imagine you were a leading female vocalist in the 1950s from Windsor and you record a single with the legendary Four Tops providing backing vocals and the legendary Maurice King and his Wolverines band also on it. Say hello to Dolores Carroll. Sadly many Windsor music fans don't even know she existed. From the mid 1950s til around 1961 Dolores was a fixture in Windsor entertainment rooms, headlining the Kilarney, Thomas Inn and Elbow Rooms. In 1955, she signed with a new label out of New York City, Chateau Records, and recorded the single - “I Just Can't Keep the Tears from Tumblin Down/Everyday Knows. It featured a very young Four Tops and the more established Detroit group Maurice King and his Wolverines. I could not find the rockin “ I Just Can't Keep the Tears from Tumblin Down ” side on the internet to listen to by Dolores but thankfully you can listen to Everybody Knows on youtube. Here is the link.