A number of books relating to the history of the Township of Rideau Lakes are available at our libraries, at the Municipal Office Ext 223, or online through various book sellers.

Barbara Gibson (1994), Cranworth Chronicles, Township of South Burgess.

Neil A. Patterson (2006), History of the Township of North Crosby and Westport, Corporation of the Township of Rideau Lakes, Corporation of the Village of Westport.
ISBN 1424318297 9781424318292

Susan Warren (1997), Hub of the Rideau: A History of South Crosby Township, The Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee.
ISBN 0968299105, 9780968299104

James R. Kennedy (1984), South Elmsley in the Making 1783-1983, Corporation of the Township of South Elmsley. ISBN-10: 0969162405 ISBN-13: 978-0969162407

Diane Haskins (1985), My Own Four Walls: Heritage Buildings in Bastard and South Burgess Township, Council of Bastard & South Burgess.  
ISBN 10: 0969196806  ISBN 13: 9780969196808

Ruth Mckenzie (1967), Leeds and Grenville: Their First Two Hundred Years, McClelland & Stewart

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Doug Bond (2015), Perspectives on a Wedge of Cheddar

Our Best-Kept Secret: A Video Celebrating the Rich Heritage of the Township of Rideau Lakes

Books Published by the Bastard & South Burgess Historical Society

Available at the Township Office - $10 each (Cash only)


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