A grandfather’s story

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by Kateri Skaarup He was 15 years old. Too young to enlist, but yet he did anyway under a fake name. He did so alongside...

Losers weepers – The Law of Nations

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The Doctrine of Discovery provided the monarchs of Europe with a very questionable justification for claiming the territories inhabited by non-Europeans between the fifteenth...

Old Home Week

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Old Home Week  by Ashley Harper, Chesterville and District Historical Society In the midst of the Great Depression, hundreds of people travelled to Winchester from all...

Memories of South Mountain

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There have been many changes in South Mountain since Samuel Garnsey and John Faddel (or Farrel) first started selling lots in the new village...

Dam at South Mountain

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In 1905, when this postcard was made, South Mountain had a population of 400. James Murdock was the baker; J.H. and J.N. Barkley, John...

The furniture makers of Dundas County

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by Susan Peters, Dundas County Archives Dundas County was originally settled in 1784 by loyalist refugees of the American Revolution. As refugees, they brought with...

A long tradition of newspapers

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Although the North Dundas Times is only a recent addition to the history of newspapers in Dundas County, it follows a long and sometimes...

Chesterville King Street Fire, 1909

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by Ashley Harper, Chesterville and District Historical Society In the early hours of April 6, 1909, Chesterville residents were awoken to the alarm of fire and...

The Making of a Province: Political refugees

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These days, people often think of the United Empire Loyalists as a rather elitist organisation, a throwback to a more Imperial and aristocratic time....

The Inkerman train disaster

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On March 31, 1941, just eighty years ago, the small hamlet of Inkerman was the scene of a train accident that took the lives...