Volume 52

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The Guelph Drill Hall

November 9, 2018 — Author: Ross W. Irwin Publication Date: 2013   First (1st)Volunteer Rifile Company of Guelph, taken on Macdonell Street rvith St. Bartholomewi's Catlìolic Church (centre), Loretto Convent (right) and Rectory (left) in background. Photo taken October 1857, ône of the earliest photographs taken in Guelph. Photographer was James Rawe. Image courtesy of Guelph Public Library Archives (C6-0-0-0-0-1116).   Background A new...

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The Sleeman Family Brewery: 19th Centry Paternalism to Prohibition-Inspired Myth

November 9, 2018 — Author: Micheal Matchett Publication Date: 2013   In Guelph, Ontario, urban legend persists that during the prohibition period of the 1920s, the Sleeman family brewery and the Albion Hotel on Norfolk Street were local businesses that profited from suppþing and accommodating the famous Chicago gangster Al Capone. In a Toronto Star article published 27 December 1994, Art Chauberlain wrote that...

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Charles Ambrose Zavitz (1863- 1942): Quaker, Scientist and Innovator

November 13, 2018 — Author: Bob Moore Publication Date: 2013 Charles Zavitz. Image courtesy of University of Guelph Archives   Charles Zavitz was born in Coldstream, Ontario, in 1863. His family was a rare combination of both Quaker and United Empire Loyalist.1 From his childhood, Charles' life was shaped by Quaker beliefs and practices. Quakers were noted for placing a high value on education. At...

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Guelph Curling Club Celebrating 175 Years (1838 - 2013)

November 13, 2018 — Author: Ann Guthrie and David Hull Publication Date: 2013   "Men's Curling Match, 1884'1 In the early days, curling u'as held outside on local ponds, a particular favourite location was near Allan's dam. Other locations included Goldie's ciam and at Sleeman's, or wherever suitable ice was available. Photo courtesy of Guelph Museums, 1981X.282.1,   The Guelph Curling Club celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2013....

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Old Home Week In Guelph 1913

November 13, 2018 — Author: Cameron Shelley Publication Date: 2013   Introduction One hundred years ago, from fuly 27 through August 2, Guelph threw itself a big party called "Old Home Week." Residents, former Guelphites, and their well- wishers converged on the City for a prolonged celebration. Celebratory activities included parties, speeches, parades, music, athletic competitions, decorations, an technological spectacles. By all accounts, the...

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