Whose land was it anyway?

After the end of the American Revolutionary War, about 50,000 refugees sought refuge in the lands still held by Britain. Most of these went...

This and that

The history of any country, county, or community is full of little incidents and facts that are often overlooked in telling their stories. Little...

Henry Patton: Pioneer Missionary of St. James Parish

by Doug MacDonald Henry Patton was born in Chelmsford, England, and was educated in England, in Upper Canada at the Cornwall Grammar School, and at...

Slavery in Canada

Canadians know about the Underground Railway, the network by which escaped slaves in the U.S. could cross the border and find freedom in Canada....

The Wharf

by James Clothier When the Town of Kemptville celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1957, the Kemptville Women’s Institute collected a great deal of information about...

The Wild Man of Oxford

There is no doubt that, over the decades that North Grenville and its predecessors have been in existence, many fascinating and colourful figures have...
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Did Red Squirrels invent Sugaring?

by Dr. Fred Schueler - Fragile Inheritance Natural History In 1974, James Pendergast of Merrickville was upbraided by fellow archaeologists for suggesting that an ash-rich...

The Harp and the Maple Leaf

The impact of the Irish on Canada goes well beyond the immigrants who arrived here in droves throughout the Nineteenth Century. Most of those...

South Gower: a strange and changeable township

When the Township of South Gower was amalgamated with Oxford-on-Rideau and the Town of Kemptville in 1998, it officially ceased to exist. But that...

Oxford’s First Family

It takes a huge stretch of the imagination to visualise Oxford-on-Rideau Township in 1800. There were no roads, no houses, no residents. Think about...
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