Profile of the Singing Pines
This is a fictional story of the removal of white pine logs in the Parry Sound District during the years after World War I. It tells of life in the rugged, primitive logging camps of this early time and of the hardships the loggers dealt with to remove these mighty trees. There are many trials and difficulties that the people become involved with during the removal of the pine. The story deals with accidental death, seduction, natural and man-made tragedies. It has murder, sickness, and changes made to the district as the towns and villages grew and prospered during the 1920s. It focuses on Fran Killworthy, a young widow who struggles to have her son, Abner, grow into manhood.