A tale of two Buildings

by Tricia Habberjam The year is 1874. Alexander Mackenzie is Prime Minister of Canada, and a new crushed limestone building is completed at 15 Water...

The Sons of Temperance

For many decades, especially between the 1870's and the 1920's, the Temperance Movement was a strong and influential one in Ontario, and throughout the...

A century of remembering

This is our annual Remembrance Day issue, and, after remembering each year of the First World War, we have finally come to that last...

The Great Coalition

The politicians and the people of the United Province of Canada looked with something close to despair at the apparently hopeless state of affairs...

Odd Fellows Hall, 119 Clothier St. East

Built in 1859 by Joseph Bower, a leading merchant in the community in the latter half of the century, it was run by Bowers...
The NG Times Newspaper

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...

The Block house: a Rideau Canal icon

The Block house beside the Rideau Canal locks is one of the most iconic of Merrickville’s sights. Built 185 years ago, in 1832, it...

Charles Anderson: from Oxford Mills to Chicago

Charles Anderson was born on September 8, 1864 into a Presbyterian family living in Oxford Township. When he died in 1930, he had become...

Sir John A.

There has always been an ambivalence among historians regarding the place of Sir John A. Macdonald in the Confederation story. While it is true...

Squire Bottum’s House

It could be said that the entire length of Clothier Street west was the Bottum estate, as it was part of the land originally...
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