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Tombstones in the Archives

Brown tombstones in the Archives

An Archive is  the  accumulation of historical  records  meant to preserve the history of an individual, organization, municipality or business.  Very few—if any—will house tombstones.

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The Bullock’s Corners Walk – 40 Minutes – Walking Tour

Bullock’s Corners, south of Highway #5, is the junction of several small settlements which include Greensville, Crook’s Hollow as well as Bullock’s Corners. The first settler to come to the area was an American, Jacob Cochenour, who arrived in Read more

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Designated Buildings in Waterdown & East Flamborough

Flamborough Walking Tours – 2 1/2 Hours

1. “The Griffin Cottage”, 24 Griffin Street

Much of Waterdown’s early growth was shaped by the pioneering Griffin family, namely Ebenezer Culver and his brother Absalom. Together they brought great entrepreneurial business Read more

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The Millgrove Walking Tour

Long Walk – 85 Minutes

Welcome to the Millgrove Walking Tour. The Village of Millgrove lies just west of Highway #6 North, along the Fifth Concession Road. It was founded by David Cummins (1806-1887), one of the three sons Read more

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The Millgrove Walk

Short Walk – 50 Minutes

The Village of Millgrove lies just west of Highway #6 North, along the Fifth Concession Road at the junction with the Millgrove Side Road. It was founded by David Cummings (1806-1887), one of the Read more

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The Vinegar Hill Walk

Flamborough Walking Tours – 60 Minutes

The village of Waterdown was developed upon land that was originally granted to Alexander McDonnell in 1796. In 1805 ownership was transferred to Alexander Brown who built a sawmill at the falls on Read more

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Dundas Street Walk

Flamborough Walking Tours – 45 Minutes

The Village of Waterdown was developed upon land that was originally granted to Alexander McDonnell in 1796. In 1805 ownership was transferred to Alexander Brown who built a sawmill at the falls on Read more

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Pioneer Gardens In Ontario

Originally Published in Heritage Happenings, April 1981

Remnants of old pioneer gardens still to be found along the Side and Concession roads of southern Ontario are the chief source of information about the flowers, shrubs and trees that Read more

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The John Street Walk

Flamborough Walking Tours – 45 Minutes

The Village of Waterdown developed upon land that was originally granted to Alexander McDonnell in 1796. In 1805 ownership was transferred to Alexander Brown who built a sawmill at the falls of Grindstone Read more

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Fall in Flamborough

This Vignette gives us a glimpse of some of the scenes, lifestyles and events in our agricultural past during fall in Flamborough.  All photographs and references are from material held in the Flamborough Archives collection.

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