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Local History Snapshot: Loading Pig Iron in Port Colborne

Local History Snapshot: Loading Pig Iron in Port Colborne

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo showing loading pig iron into a rail car with a large magnet taken in Port Colborne, ON. on December 14/1915. Source: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada /Mikan #3375352

History Snapshot: Infantry advance through ‘No Mans Land’

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History Snapshot: Infantry advance through ‘No Mans Land’

Today’s history snapshot reflects on the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place Apr. 9 through Apr. 12 1917, this year is the 100th anniversary of this major battle of World War 1. The photo shows soldiers of the 29th Infantry Battalion CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) advancing over “No Man’s Land” through the German barbed wire […]

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Local History Snapshot: March Past Camp Niagara 1915

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Local History Snapshot: March Past Camp Niagara 1915

This week’s local history snapshot features a photo of  the march past of Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) troops. Reviewed by Governor General of Canada, Duke of Connaught, Niagara Camp in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Oct. 7/1015. Credit: Merrilees, Andrew / Library and Archives Canada / Ecopy

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Local History Snapshot: Valley Camp Coal Company Truck

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Local History Snapshot: Valley Camp Coal Company Truck

Today’s Local History Snapshot is a photo of a truck from the Valley Camp Coal Company, “A Reliable Name in Coal,” taken at the King St. weight station in Port Colborne around 1955. Courtesy Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.

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Local History Snapshot: S.S. “Maid of the Mist”

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Local History Snapshot: S.S. “Maid of the Mist”

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo of the S.S. “Maid of the Mist” visiting the American side of the Falls. The photo was taken from the Canadian side in 1934 by photographer Clifford M. Johnston. Credit: Clifford M. Johnston / Library and Archives Canada / PA-056912

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Local History Snapshot: Chaindrillers at the Hydro Electric Canal

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Local History Snapshot: Chaindrillers at the Hydro Electric Canal

This week’s local history snapshot features a photo of chaindrillers at work on the Hydro Electric Canal between Niagara Falls and Queenston, Ontario. The photo was taken Oct. 22/1918 by amateur photographer John Boyd. Photo source: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada / MIKAN no. 3317992

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