FROM THE GREAT WAR TO THE DEPRESSION 1912-1929
BY RICHARD J. THOMAS
The years between the Great War and the beginning of the Depression saw significant changes in the history of Owen Sound. A generation joined the armed forces and headed off to war; many did not return. Those who made it back found Owen Sound was a different place. Officially a City as of 1920, Owen Sound had compensated for the loss of the CPR in 1911 with steady growth in manufacturing; horses had been replaced by cars; and the boom years of the roaring ’20s were just around the corner.
Owen Sound: From the Great War to the Depression chronicles the challenges and opportunities found in this growing community. In his Introduction, author Richard Thomas writes, “When I moved to Owen Sound in 1986, I was assured by many people that nothing ever happens here. I am pleased to report that they were incorrect.” The evidence is right here in this book.
New for 2019 from Owen Sound Author Richard J. Thomas!
"His books read so well, but I will have a wait another year for the Depression book to arrive. Thanks Richard for writing Owen Sound’s history." Andrew Armitage, Owen Sound Sun Times