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Province of Ontario Canada Map

Ontario is located in central eastern Canada and one of the ten provinces of Canada.  Almost 40 percent of Canada’s population lives in Ontario. Land wise it is the second largest province.

Witch of Plum Hollow

Elizabeth Jane Barnes (nee Martin), was born in Cork, Ireland, though the year of birth is uncertain, ranging from 1744 to 1800. Her age at death is also uncertain, ranging from 90 to 93 years. Certainly, however, Mother Barnes was a remarkable woman. She is said to have been the
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Friction over Fishing Rights in Owen Sound

While living in Owen Sound  (1990 - 2001) I became very much involved with the native people of the area. I helped form "Neighbours of Nawash" an organization to help bridge the gap between the "white" population and their aboriginal "hosts" . Farmers' markets are generally more than just places
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Batawa – Bata Shoe Company

When I was a kid growing up on the airbase at Trenton, we used to take day trips to buy shoes.  We would go north from Trenton to Batawa, the site of the first company town (outside of an airbase) that I had ever seen.BATAWA HISTORY - (from http://www.bata.it) -
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Silver Queen Mine

If you are out and about in this great country of ours, you will always be close to history.I was camping the other weekend with the family, at a place called Murphy's Point, near Perth, Ontario.  On the drive into this special place, I happened to notice a sign that
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The Glenora Treasure

In Prince Edward County there is a ferry which connects two parts of highway 33.  The Glenora Ferry runs every 15 minutes or so between a flat peninsula at the eastern end to the side of a cliff on the west.  What most ferry passengers do not realize is that
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Sandbanks Provincial Park

Back in November of 1961, 13 year old Raymond Ricketts received a letter from the Department of Lands and Forest of Ontario.  This letter was in reply to a letter young Raymond had sent to them to enquire about Sandbanks Provincial Park.Sandbanks Park is a jewel in the crown of
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Benjamin Drew and stories of the Free Blacks

Benjamin Drew was an American Abolitionist from the Boston, Mass., area.  He traveled through eastern Canada meeting with Blacks, former slaves in the Union, who had come north on the Underground Railway.  In 1856 he had published a book of his interviews, entitled, The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada A
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Joseph Currier – Ghost of Watsons Mill

Watson's Mill is a beautiful old building on the Rideau River in Manotick, a suburb of Ottawa.  Built by Moss Kent Dickinson and his business partner Joseph Merrill Currier in 1860, the mill used big water turbines to run large millstones to grind wheat into flour. Vermont-born Joseph Currier, was
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Wawa Goose

A couple of years ago I passed by Wawa in Northern Ontario on my way to Thunder Bay.  It is always interesting to see what a town will do to get itself noticed. Wawa is known for its big goose statue right on the side of the TransCanada highway.  When
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