History of Canada

History of Canada

Canadian History

Mysteries of Canada was started in 1998 as a project to help Canadians better understand the history, geography, myths and legends of their own country.  The site has grown over the years into a major site attracting visitors from all across Canada and the rest of the world.  The site is used by 50+ schools across the country to help teach language, writing and history.  It is used internationally as a language training asset.  Certain stories and images from this site have been used in newspapers, TV, history books and other media.

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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 14: The Templar Connection

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 14: The Templar ConnectionThe following is a Plot Summary and Analysis of Season 5, Episode 14 of the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. . . [SPOILER ALERT!!!] . .Plot Summary The episode begins with a flashback to Rick Lagina and Gary's Drayton's discovery of the lead cross in Season 5, Episode 10. The narrator reminds us of the cross' resemblance to a Templar carving on one of the walls of Domme prison, and suggests that its presence on Oak Island "could bring into question the very history of North America."The narrator- with the help
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Famous Black Canadians: 6/10: Mary Ann Shadd

Mary Ann Shadd Early Life Mary Ann Shadd was born to free black parents in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, on October 9, 1823. At that time, slavery was legal in the state of Delaware. Shadd's parents were abolitionists who opposed slavery. For several years, their Delaware home served as a station on the Underground Railroad- a network by which escaped slaves could make their way to freedom in Canada.Mary Ann Shadd was the first of thirteen siblings. When she was ten years old, her parents sent her to Pennsylvania. There, she studied at a Quaker-run boarding school along with her brothers and sisters.After
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 13: Unhinged

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 13: Unhinged  The following is a Plot Summary and Analysis of Season 5, Episode 13 of the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. . . [SPOILER ALERT!!!] . .Plot Summary The Oak Island team stands by at the Money Pit area, where the excavation of the DMT Shaft is underway. So far, the shaft has yielded little aside from dirt and rocks, as anticipated; the purpose of DMT is to intercept the hypothetical Chappell Vault, which is believed to have been displaced during the construction of H8, and is not expected to pass through much of
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Famous Black Canadians: 5/10: John Ware

John Ware In 1874, the North West Mounted Police marched from Manitoba to a lawless frontier- a land which would one day become Southern Alberta. With tact and diplomacy, they quickly brought law and order to Canada's Wild West. By the late 1870's, the buffalo which once dominated the Canadian prairies were reduced to a scattering of tiny herds, making way for another bovine breed which would come to serve as a symbol of the province: cattle. Similarly, by the 1880's, the whisky traders, wolfers, and prospectors who once made made up the region's non-aboriginal population were supplanted by another breed of
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Famous Black Canadians: 3/10: Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy If you live in Canada, America, or the United Kingdom, chances are you've heard somebody refer to something as "the Real McCoy." This strange idiom, synonymous with "the real deal," is used to describe things that are original and genuine. For example, if your friend questions the authenticity of your Ray-Ban sunglasses, an appropriate response is, "nope, they're the Real McCoy." Etymologists all over the English-speaking world have puzzled over the origin of this phrase for years. According to one popular (albeit hotly contested) theory, "the Real McCoy" was first used to distinguish replica knock-offs from automatic steam engine
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