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Where Did They Come From?

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, March 1996.

Carlisle, Kilbride and Mountsberg

In the second part of this Heritage Paper, the birthplace of early Carlisle, Kilbride and Mountsberg settlers as recorded on their tombstones in the cemeteries of the area.

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Naming names, Part 4

Naming Mountsberg

North of 11th Concession Road in East Flamborough Township, the land rises quickly and changes to a landscape of rolling hills and valleys that were carved by a glacier as it cut a gap in the Niagara Read more

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Where Did They Come From?

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, February 1996.

Waterdown

Many of the very early settlers who came to Canada to make a new life for themselves and their descendants left virtually no written evidence of their life in a strange Read more

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Reminiscences of Hazel Dale

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, January 1996.

The last Heritage Paper in this series on the old Waterdown Public and High School that was located in Sealey Park is written after spending an afternoon reminiscing with Mrs. Hazel Haugh Read more

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Naming names, Part 3

Name of progress, Progreston

Situated approximately one mile east of Carlisle on Lots 4 and 5 in Concession 8 of East Flamborough Township, Progreston today is one of the area’s disappearing settlements.

The area was first settled by George Read more

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The End of the Waterdown School

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, November 1995.

The last years of the famous Waterdown School were sad and full of controversy. This school, which in 1873 was awarded the honour of being the first site chosen for written entrance Read more

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Going to School in Waterdown in the Early Years

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1995.

When Waterdown was first settled, there were no schools for the majority of the population, as education for “the masses” was still unknown. In this new land, every able-bodied young person was Read more

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Naming names, Part 2

Carlisle

Settlement in East Flamborough Township came slowly.

Even though many of the lots had been awarded to government officials, militia and loyalists by 1800, few came to the area to take up their grants due to the difficulties Read more

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Early Queries and Notices about Flamborough Residents in Upper Canada newspapers

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1995.

Many of the early pioneering families who came to Upper Canada had to overcome great hardship and sadness before they became established in their new homeland. Many of them lost touch with Read more

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Thomas Bain and John Weir Families of West Flamborough Township

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, April 1995.

During the winter a collection of personal correspondence, papers, photographs, cards, diary, etc. were donated to the Archives by a Hamilton resident. The material related mainly to the Thomas Bain and John Read more

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