Volume 6

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Notable Dates In Connections with Colleges

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   From: The Guelph Daily Mercury,Tuesday, November 30, 1965   Ontario Agricultural College 1869 The Hon. John Carling proposed the establishment of a school of agriculture in Ontario.1874-1879 - William Johnston, Principal. His regime saw a firm foundation laid for the future.1874, June I – Thirty-one students in residence at the School of Agriculture and...

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Guelph Historical Society in The Beginning

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   Contributed by:Miss Phyllis Higinbotham Y.M.C.A. Board Room, GuelphFebruary 22, 1924 The following gentlemen met here his evening to discuss the formation of a Historical Society for Guelph and Wellington County:-- Sheriff A. S. Allan, Messrs. Roswell goldie, William Tytler, r. L. Mackinnon, David Allan, Alister Macallister, Harry Howitt, William A. Cowan, Ross Alker, Austin...

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Members of the First Wellington County Historical Society

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   Contributed by: Mrs. D. B. Shutt There are at least four people living hwo were members of the first Wellington County Historical Society in 1935-35. There are Mrs. Norman Wallace, Mr. C. L. C. Allinson, Mr. John McElderry, and Mrs. T. J. Hannigan. The full list of 88 members has come to light recently,...

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More Gleanings From The Mercury Files

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   April 4, 1889 - the Goodeve Family originated in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. May 30, 1889 - Pressed brick, made at Milton, used for the Brampton Post Office, cost $20 per 1,000 as against $55 for brick imported from the United States. July 4, 1889 - Edward Johnson, then a pupil at Miss MacLean’s...

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Founder’s Sun Dial on Stump Guelph’s First town Clock

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   Guelph’s first town clock was a sun dial placed upon the stump of the tree felled to mark the founding of the community by John Galt. The dial might have remained, but for removal necessitated at the time of provision of the embankment for the coming of the railway, Toronto to Guelph, eventually extended...

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Robert Donnell

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publicatio Date: 1966   Robert Donnell is another Guelphite who has climbed high in his profession. He was born in Toronto, but came to Guelph when five years old. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donnell, Waterloo Avenue. He attended the Torrance School and G.C.I., and was a member of St. George’s Church and Sunday...

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Early Industrial Life of Guelph Part 1

October 9, 2018 — Author: David Allen Publication Date: 1966   There is ample evidence that among the early settlers in Guelph there were men of vision, men who started industries to provide for the needs of the rapidly growing settlement. First, was the manufacture of that indispensable article Flour, then Lumber, articles of Iron, Implements, wagons, buggies and other lines as demand or...

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Launching Of The Manitoba At Owen Sound

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unlnown Publication Date: 1966   Guelph Weekly Mercury,May 9, 1889 Owen Sound, May 4 – the new C.P.R. steamer, Manitoba, was launched here today. Immediately on arrival of the one o’clock train, which had two special cars of friends of the Polson Company, all preparations for the launch were completed. Thousands of spectators were on the ground or cliff...

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The Herb Woman

October 9, 2018 — Author: Greta M. Shutt Publication Date: 1966   (First published in the Herb Grower Magazine, Volume XIX, number 2, ofFalls Village, Connecticut, U.S.A.) My Mother told me that when she was a little girl, Grandma would hitch up the horse and take one of her daughters out to visit Miss Fry, and buy some herbs. Mother had pointed out to...

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Governor-General and MME. Vanier Visit Guelph

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   The pageantry that has marked the official visit to Guelph of Governor- General and Mme. Vanier assumed additional color today as attention was directed especially to observance of the centenary of the 11 th Field Regiment, Canadian Field Artillery. Friday, as Their Excellencies participated in a purely civic program, the participants were clad in...

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First Educational Conference

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   Under The Auspices of The Guelph Board of EducationOctober 2 & 3, 1964 We wished to improve communications with people in our community and rejected such possibilities as public relations campaign or a planned programme in the local press in favour of a community conference. We reached the conclusion, that if we established favourable...

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Important Events In Guelph - 1966

October 9, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1966   January:1      Deborah Jean Bailey first baby of year in Guelph2      Colonel John McCrae Museum approved by city council10    Two buildings, one containing Doughty McFarlane Co., the other Skov Plastics,                      gutted in first major fire of year11     The 11th...

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