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...

Early days in Wolford

Life in the early nineteenth century was hard, dangerous, and often without the little luxuries taken for granted by later generations. The population was...

Angles and tangles

On February 22, 1791, Samuel Holland, the Surveyor General of the Colony of Quebec, instructed Deputy Surveyor, Jesse Pennoyer to: “proceed to Montreal without loss...

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...
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