J. R. Booth: Lumberman, Railroad Builder, Industrialist and Great Canadian

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John Rudolphus Booth (1827-1925) had a significant influence on Algonquin Provincial Park, the Ottawa Valley, and the City of Ottawa. He was a businessman of note, who built an empire based on timber, lumber, grain, pulp and paper, and much more. At one time, he owned the largest lumber mills in the world, and he employed thousands of men in his bush camps. Booth was behind the construction of a railway from Georgian Bay to Ottawa, with parts of the roadbed now converted to Algonquin Park's Old Railway Bike Trail. Continued ...

J. R. Booth: Lumberman, Railroad Builder, Industrialist and Great Canadian 2015, Fastpencil Inc

ISBN-13: 9781619336131

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