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Title: Acres of Glass: The Story of the Dale Estates and How Brampton Became "the Flower Town of Canada".
Description: Toronto, Eastendbooks. 2007. (ISBN: 9781896973395) Hard Cover. 170 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. B&w photographs, reproductions. "It originated with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to succeed in the new world. It grew from an innate love of roses, their beauty, their scent and their challenge. It was tempered with a serendipitous meeting of two different business approaches. It forged the largest and most successful cut flower operation of its time. It expanded over the course of one hundred years from a solitary greenhouse to over forty acres under glass and then, within a span of ten years, it disappeared without a trace. It was the Dale Estate. (This) is a story of a family, of pride and ambition, of soaring dreams and unbridled success, and of security and stability for Brampton, a small Ontario town that grew to be recognized internationally as 'The Flower Town of Canada'. It is the story of the rise and fall of the company known as the Dale Estates, the third largest greenhouse operation in the world, a company that survived two world wars, a flue pandemic and the Great Depression, but could not withstand the crushing wheel of progress and the changing economy." Very minor rubbing to glossy boards. Near Fine.

Keywords: Local Histories, History, Ontario, Brampton, Nurseries, Horticulture, Algie, W.A. Beatty, Ethel Dale Brydon, Elizabeth, Kate Campbell, Federal Farms, W.E. Calvert. 9781896973395

Price: US$ 47.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25994

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