Electric City: The Stehelins of New France

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Nimbus Publishing, Limited, Jan 7, 1999 - New France (Digby, N.S. : County) - 276 pages
This is the true story of the Stehelins, a prestigious family from Normandy, France, who came to Nova Scotia in the early twentieth century to carve out a new life in the wilderness. The family's achievements were legendary--they built their own railway and installed their own electricity to the incredulity of all those around. Their amazing tale of creating an "electric city" in the wilds of Nova Scotia is the stuff of romance, challenge, and intrigue.

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To a certain extent this reads much like a vanity press produced family history, but this family's adventure is so incredible that it transcends the type. In 1896 a wealthy industrial family, the ... Read full review

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