Can you identify these photographs?

These two historic photographs have managed to defeat the best efforts of people to identify the place and the person. Can you help? The...
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Mightier than the sword: Newspapers in North Grenville

The rulers of New France had a very strong rule about the society that they wanted to see in Canada. For that reason, they...

Elizabeth Bell Ferguson

Life in Canada was not very easy in the nineteenth century, if you were an intelligent and ambitious woman. Traditional social and family structures...

Our photographic artists: the Pelton Brothers

by Larry Loke Daniel Edson Pelton, born November 9, 1868, and Charles Cook Pelton, born July 12, 1876, found success in business by embracing the...

Echoes of Kemptville Past update

by Melanie Low As a follow up to my original post concerning my antique book The Popular Art Instructor, inscribed "Maggie C. Banks Kemptville 1887",...
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John Fannin: an extraordinary life

North Grenville has produced many amazing characters, but there can be few who measured up to the life of John Fannin. Born in Kemptville...

Henry Patton Pioneer Missionary of St. James

by Doug MacDonald The distinguished older gentleman in the portrait is the Venerable Henry Patton, Archdeacon of the Diocese of Ontario. In 1826, the Church of...

Robert Bell: Politics, Railways and Newspapers

Robert Bell had a huge influence on the development of North Grenville in the nineteenth century. Born in Strabane, Ireland, in 1821, his family...

Kemptville Business Directory:

This is, in fact, quite a selective list of businesses which were operating in the North Grenville area in the 1860's. A much fuller...

The First Martyr

Thomas D’Arcy McGee had played an important role in bringing about Confederation. As the only Canadian delegate to have actually toured the Maritimes in...

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