By Marion Van de Wetering
This album follows the historical past of Kingston from the founding of fortress Frontenac and the accompanying French payment of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a well-liked vacationer and commute vacation spot. as well as its positive army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, transport, undefined, schooling, and govt within the quarter. Many neighborhood voters have prospered enormously from those assorted endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain firm to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary lower than Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's electorate have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's value grew, so too did the effect its population had over the past days of the unified colony and the 1st of the fledgling Dominion. Sir John Graves Simcoe made Kingston his domestic for a time, as did Lord Sydenham and Sir John A. Macdonald. a couple of hundred black-and-white photos accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all points of existence in Kingston during the last century. From the prisoners' quarters at fortress Henry in the course of international conflict I and the fireplace in urban corridor, to the bustle of industry sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of highway which was once department highway, those images demonstrate either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide information of Canada, the files of Ontario, and Queen's collage data, those appealing photos seize the satisfaction and the discomfort of a urban regularly in transition.
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The windmill and surrounding buildings were built of stone and offered excellent protection from the attacking British. This, coupled with the fact that the Hunters believed Canadians would join them, enticed them to hold their ground. British forces began the attack on the Hunters on Tuesday morning. British fire made little impact on the invaders' position, as the windmill's three-and-a-half-foot-thick walls protected those inside from the worst of the barrage. In addition, the Hunters had mounted their three cannons outside the windmill's door and the volleys from these guns kept naval vessels far enough away to prevent any direct hits from that quarter.
A month after the fire, several measures were adopted in an attempt to prevent a recurrence. The most important of these was a recommendation that wooden buildings be prohibited in the centre of town. Thus, the city that was rebuilt was, by and large, built of stone ... limestone (Spurr, 1970). Glimpses of the Way We Were The white team, c. 1915. , c. 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56127. M. Johns ton. 38 Glimpses of the Way We Were The first Kingston and Pembroke locomotive at the carworks on Montreal Street.
Once four or five cribs were assembled, they were fastened together into a dram up to three hundred feet long. When a dozen or more drams were ready, they were bound together into a huge raft. Some could be a half mile or more in length when completed. Once the raft was completed, the The chef at work, 1905. 23 BoaTim-2. 32 workers erected sheds for cooking and sleeping directly on the sticks which made up the home dram. When the crew had stowed enough supplies to last the trip, which could take more than a month, they hoisted sail and headed for the first of many sets of rapids on the way to Quebec.
A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering