The curious fireplace near Bon Echo’s Dollywood – Visitor Centre is all that remains of the historic Cement House. This is believed to be the first cottage built by Dr. Weston Price – founder of the Bon Echo Inn.
Familiar to most Bon Echo visitors is the ‘Cabin-on-the Hill’ – a rental log cabin situated near the Denison complex within the provincial park. The 1870s cabin was once called the Manager’s House and was occasionally used as accommodation when Merrill Denison operated the Bon Echo Inn property. In the summer of 1965, the Manager’s […]
Dick MacDonald first met Merrill Denison when there were both on the payroll of the Bank of Montreal. They became quite good friends and in 1970, Merrill suggested Dick write about his life. A story was written and formed the basis of an hour-long documentary for CBC Tuesday Night, completed in 1972. There was so […]
Susannah: A Little Girl With The Mounties is a children’s novel by Canadian author Muriel Denison (nee Jessie Muriel Goggin 1886-1954), first published in 1936. In the book 9-year-old Susannah is sent to Regina, Saskatchewan to spend the summer with her Uncle Dennis who is a Mountie. The movie Susannah of the Mounties was based […]