An article in the weekend edition (June 15-17 , 2012: Vol. 03, Isue 190) of The Tonight Newspaper provides a good overview of the early history of Long Branch as an early ‘cottage country’ resort.
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We owe thanks to John Easton of Long Branch for letting us know about this article.
I would add that A history of domestic space (1999) offers a brief and perceptive overview of ‘cottage country’ and related concepts as viewed in the context of Canadian history.