|Out of the Limelight
"A History of Marble Mountain"
by Don Pillar
was released to critical aclaim in 2014
and is currently sold out
|Visitors to Marble Mountain can understandably be
forgiven for never considering that Marble Mountain
was ever anything other than just another small,
sleepy Cape Breton community.
Time and the regenerative processes of nature have
combined to very effectively conceal Marble Mountain’s
past. The huge abandoned quarry cut into the side of
the hillside suggests that “something big” may have
occurred here. The quarry, however, is like the tip of
an iceberg...so much more lurks beneath, hidden from
view and awaiting to be discovered.
Through pictures and text, Out of the Limelight
chronicles the complete story of Marble Mountain from
its beginning days as part of North Mountain, through
the period in which it stood boldly “in the limelight”
on the stage of Canadian industry, to the present day
in which Marble Mountain embraces its role as a
vibrant tourist and recreation destination. Marble
Mountain is truly a very special place with an equally
“Like an aging actress, clinging to a tattered
scrapbook of cherished memories of performances
long ago, Marble Mountain also seems to be coyly
inviting questions about her past. The old
buildings and derelict structures, which with the
passage of time are becoming fewer and fewer,
entice the observer to probe the past and to
discover the heady days when Marble Mountain stood
in the limelight of industry.
|“With these imaginative, dramatic words, Don Pillar
concludes Out of the Limelight. Complete with scores
of photographs, maps, charts, a useful index,
references and several informative appendices, this
book is a major contribution to the accounts of the
history and heritage of Inverness County.”
“Pillar cherishes the memories of the community and
the lives of its residents, both living and deceased.
Again and again, the author reveals his deep affection
for the people about whom he writes.”
-Jim St. Clair (Inverness County Historian)
|"Out of the Limelight"
Over 160 photos and illustrations
Currently Out of Print