Tales from the House in the Village
Departments: Canadian Studies and Environmental Studies
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Working from the premise that the culture of a community is made up of people interacting in and with their environment, this paper attempts to uncover the spirit of the Haliburton area through community stories, a combination of oral history and storytelling. The concepts of oral history and storytelling and their validity in shedding light on events is explored leading up to the relating of stories collected by the author in interviews with five long-time residents of Haliburton County. These stories are presented as both informative and entertaining as they reveal life in the past.