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Local History Snapshot: Alexandria Bridge

Local History Snapshot: Alexandria Bridge

This week’s Local History Snapshot is the Alexandria Bridge in Welland from the Welland Museum. It is a photo taken in 1910, the bridge lit up before the Fireman’s Ball. This bridge was replaced by the East Main St. bridge and moved further down the canal.

Local History Snapshot: Inco Victory Bond Drive

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Local History Snapshot: Inco Victory Bond Drive

This week’s Local History Snapshot comes from the L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives. During the Second World War, INCO hired women to work in the refinery here in Port Colborne, including these women, who were included in an employee photo taken in 1945 to celebrate INCO’s contributions to one of the Victory Loan drives. The Port […]

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Local History Snapshot: Port Robinson bridge after accident

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Local History Snapshot: Port Robinson bridge after accident

Local history snapshots are returning to Erie Media, we are starting the return of the feature with a photo of the Port Robinson Bridge (Bridge 12) after being hit by the Steelton, August 25, 1974. The ship was at fault and required approximately $1 million dollars in repair. Damage to the bridge was estimated at […]

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Local History Snapshot: Loading Pig Iron in Port Colborne

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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

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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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