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Local History Snapshot: Propeller shaft at Canada Forge

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Local History Snapshot: Propeller shaft at Canada Forge

A propeller shaft in the process of machining at Canada Forge Company Ltd.  taken between 1914 -1918. Photo Source – Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada  – Copy negative PA-024582

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Local History Snapshot: Niagara Falls circa 1911

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Local History Snapshot: Niagara Falls circa 1911

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo of Niagara Falls taken in 1911. Photo source: Wikimedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Niagara_Falls_1911.jpg  

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Local History Snapshot: Welland Canal Force Guard

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Local History Snapshot: Welland Canal Force Guard

This week’s Local History Snapshot is a black and white postcard of the Guard from the Welland Canal Force at the swing bridge in Chippawa. On the back of the postcard was a handwritten note that said “Dad at Chippawa 1917.” The Welland Canal Force was also known as the Welland Canal Protection Force. It […]

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Local History Snapshot: NS&T electric locomotive (1927)

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Local History Snapshot: NS&T electric locomotive (1927)

Welcome to this week’s local history snapshot featuring a photo of a Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway (NS&T) electric locomotive (1927). Operating in Southern Ontario from 1899 to 1959, the Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway (NS&T) originated as the St. Catharines and Niagara Central Railway.It was an interurban electric railay, headquartered in St. […]

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Local History Snapshot: Swing span over Welland Canal

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Local History Snapshot: Swing span over Welland Canal

This week’s local history snapshot shows a photo of the Swing span over the Welland Canal taken December 10, 1926. According to the source, this swing span was located at East Main Str. in Welland. Source – Niagara Falls Public Library

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Local History Snapshot: Old Welland Aquaduct

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Local History Snapshot: Old Welland Aquaduct

Today’s local history snapshot features an undated Tintype photo of the Old Aquaduct in Welland, Ont. A guess would be that this would be late 1800’s/early 1900’s as tintype photography was still popular then. Film photography was just coming into play about 1910. Photo from the Niagara Falls Public Library archives.

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