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Local History Snapshot: Sugarbush in Humberstone

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Local History Snapshot: Sugarbush in Humberstone

Today’s Local History Snapshot features an undated photo of a group of residents in the sugar bush in Humberstone. They are posing near the boiling place which was located in the centre of the sugar bush. Photo courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

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Local History Snapshot: the Locomotive MILWAUKEE

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Local History Snapshot: the Locomotive MILWAUKEE

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo of the Locomotive MILWAUKEE of the Welland Railway Co., which conveyed volunteers from St. Catharines to Port Colborne at the time of the Fenian Raids in 1866. The photo was taken on June 1/1866 near Port Colborne. The troops marched from there towards Ridgeway. On June 2/1866, […]

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Local History Snapshot: Welland Canal third canal taken 1885

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Local History Snapshot: Welland Canal third canal taken 1885

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo of the Welland Canal, the third canal, taken in 1885. On the left hand side, the photo shows the railway tunnel entrance known as the Merritton Tunnel, Blue Ghost Tunnel and the Grand Trunk Railway tunnel. The tunnel was built in 1876 between locks 18 and 19. […]

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Local History Snapshot: aerial photo of Cyrstal Beach

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Local History Snapshot: aerial photo of Cyrstal Beach

This week’s local history snapshot features a photo of Crystal Beach, Ontario, taken from an airplane in 1920. Source – Canadian Post Card Co. / Library and Archives Canada / MIKAN no. 3260045

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Local History Snapshot: GTR steam self-propelled car

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Local History Snapshot: GTR steam self-propelled car

Today’s local history snapshot features the Grand Trunk Railway steam self-propelled car used on International Bridge between Bridgeburg (Fort Erie), Ont. and Black Rock, N.Y. Jim Murray, engineer and Johnny Smith conductor. Photo taken in 1874. Credit: Library and Archives Canada/C-0042748

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Local History Snapshot: Ice skating at H.H. Knoll

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Local History Snapshot: Ice skating at H.H. Knoll

This week’s local history snapshot features an undated photo showing ice skating at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park in Port Colborne. Photo came from Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum L.R. Wilson Heritage Archives.

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