Fading History Vol. 1 – stories of historical interest relating to Mississauga and environs. Each of the 15 chapters tells a different story. There are chapters on great football players, golfers, the once world-renowned 400-bed Workmen’s Compensation Hospital, a 2000-seat Broadway music theatre under a tent at Dixie Plaza, the history of AVRO and the Arrow, CF100 and C102, the AVROCAR (flying saucer), and the manufacturer of the Lancaster bomber.

About The Author

This is Dave Cook’s fourth book, his second in the Fading History series. Dave lives in Applewood Acres, Mississauga with his wife Sophie. His father, Norman, was born in what was then called Dixie and attended Dixie Public School. Dave’s early years were spent on Runnymede Road and St. Clair Avenue in Toronto. In the late 1940s, the family purchased property on the 6th line, Malton. Dave attended Elmbank Public School and Malton Public School. The family moved to Applewood in 1957 after their Malton property was expropriated due to airport expansion. Dave attended Applewood Public School and Gordon Graydon Secondary School. He is a former radio broadcaster, newspaper reporter, municipal councillor and, for many years, was actively involved in North American motor sport. He organized the first ever automobile race at Mosport Park in 1961. When the track expanded in 1989, he organized the first race on the new facility. He now spends his time writing local history and is proud to have been awarded the 2009 Mississauga Heritage Award for his work.

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15 chapters, 15 different topics. Topics range from the military air training of
150,000 personnel to the building of Canada’s famous aircraft including the Avro
Arrow, Lancaster Bomber and North America’s first jet passenger aircraft.
Chapters on sport cover football and golf heroes and the establishment of the third
golf course in North America. One chapter covers the little-known 1949 CNE
Airshow tragedy.

Fading History – Vol.2 Stories of Historical Interest 224p.
10 chapters and 9 short narratives. Chapter topics include the history and
development of Pearson International Airport, “Bullet Nose Betty”, one of the last
great rail steamers, Gordon Sinclair’s essay, “The Americans”. Read how the last
Grand Duchess of Russia lived in relative obscurity in Cooksville (Mississauga). A
narrative discusses the amazing Queen Elizabeth Way, Canada’s first superhighway.