Apple Production in East Flamborough Township

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1981.

Apples have been a part of the East Flamborough Township scene from the time of pioneer settlement. Almost every farm and garden contained some apple trees, the most popular varieties being Baldwins, Read more

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Early Hamilton and Area Photographers c.1850-1880

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, February 1982.

When confronted by old, undated family photographs, it is so easy to just put them back in a box or album and forget about them. But with a little detective work, it Read more

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Early Canadian Portrait Photography

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, January 1982.

The earliest photographic portrait was known as a daguerreotype. This photograph was taken by exposing a silver-coated copper plate in the camera. This plate is a positive image, not a negative; since Read more

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The Village and People of Carlisle, ca.1867

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1981.

Carlisle is a postal village in the Township of East Flamboro’, situated on the Twelve Mile Creek, 8 miles from Waterdown station on the Great Western Railway, 12 miles from Hamilton and Read more

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The Population of Waterdown c.1867

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, June 1981.

The second paper in the series East Flamboro’ Township c.1867 looks at the people living in the village of Waterdown and between Bakersville and Aldershott. Not only are the names of the Read more

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Flamboro’ East c.1867

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, May 1981.

A description of the township of Flamboro’ East and the settlements that were part of it, just before Confederation came to Canada – a hundred and fourteen years ago. Much of the 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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Sugar In Pioneer Ontario

Originally Published in Heritage Happenings, March 1981

For early settlers, what did sugar in pioneer Ontario look like? Most of the sugar consumed in Upper Canada was the product of the cane imported from the West Indies. This Read more

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