The early references to the South Branch River

Debate continues about whether a certain stretch of waterway should be called the Kemptville Creek, or the South Branch of the Rideau River. What...

The making of municipalities

It is surprising, in a way, to discover that life was not always the same as it is now; that boundaries and laws and...

Charles Ferguson, medic and politician

In this series of men and women from North Grenville who had an impact beyond the borders of their community, Charles Ferguson is a...

Merrickville’s lost legacy, part 2

Thomas Alexander Parnell was very much a churchman of his time. In the nineteenth century, the Anglican Church in Canada saw itself as the...

John Walter Harris – the “Lightning Calculator”

John Walter Harris was born on February 26, 1845 in Oxford-on-Rideau Township. His family had immigrated from Ireland and his father and grandfather settled...

Merrickville’s lost legacy

The Anglican Church in Canada has had many publications through which it communicated with members of the communion and the outside world. In the...

Local newspapers of the past

A viable local newspaper only really became possible with the advent of the telegraph from the 1840's, and the development of good roads and...

The Mysterious Mr. Henderson

Part 4: The legacy The letter from John Henderson in Ogdensburg to William Lyon Mackenzie which started this inquiry into the mysterious Mr. Henderson was...

The Mysterious Mr. Henderson

Part 3: Secrets and lie For a few years in the 1830s, it looked as if the momentum for change lay with the Reformers. They...

Happy 90Th Birthday Rideau Glen

by Cecile Fortier Born from the ashes of the Jazz Age, through the waves of social enjoyment, into the bleak throes of the Great Depression...
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