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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780973380903
Title: Old Langford
Sub-Title: An Illustrated History 1850 to 1950
Author: Maureen Duffus
ISBN: 9780973380903
Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: Town and Gown Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 8 x 10
Price: 29.95

For most of the past century Langford was a rural community with a reputation as the underprivileged poor relation of Greater Victoria. A short-lived goldrush in the 1860s; a posh 1880s Goldstream resort; BC's first hydro electric plant in the forest at Goldstream; the extraordinary life of the controversial Captain Langford and his family, along with other early settlers' stories, are all part of Langford's almost forgotten past.

Review - Duffus has done a great job of fleshing out the pioneer names of this old gold rush town. All the old names are in the back of the book. It is amazing how many [of today's] community activists can trace their lineage to the pioneers written about in the book. It's a keeper. - Ron MacIsaac for Island News

Review #2 - Maureen's amusing but solidly researched ramble through the local past has more in common with a television documentary set it to music, add some animated graphics and quotations from the personal letters in the style of Ken Burns's Civil War, and it could outshine the late Harvey Kirck's Sketches of Our Town, which is still running on the History Channel. - Dr. G. E. Mortimore, Goldstream News Gazette.