The late Stephen Thorning is Wellington County’s most prolific local historian and this book represents his first foray into the field in the early 1980s. Updated and illustrated, The Model Village and the Struggle for Success touches on many aspects of village life while offering a detailed account of the political machinations and industrial aspirations that shaped Elora during its first century of existence. Available for purchase at Magic Pebble Books, 153 Geddes Street, Elora.

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Other publications from the Wellington County Historical Society

The following publications received assistance from the Society