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Going back 65 years. Some personal history. The true origins of the Group of Seven ten years before the first show in 1920. Personal reminiscences including the first exhibition of the Group; how the speaker became a member; the nature of the Group; anecdotes; growing recognition of the Group; sales; etc. The speaker's life now. Changes after the Group broke up. Why the Group broke up. The speaker's happiest painting years with the Group.