“Wonderful Things…”

November 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of what may be considered the world’s greatest archaeological discovery. On 26 November 1922,

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What I Did on my Summer Vacation – In 1967

Do you recall what you did on your summer vacation fifty-five years ago? Maybe not, until I mention that 1967

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William & Walter Blackwell, PETERBOROUGH ARCHITECTS

Renowned Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler, who died in January, usually is thought of as a “Toronto Architect” but actually began

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Peterborough Canoes, Sure – But Peterborough Toboggans?

The Peterborough Canoe Company (PCC) was formed in 1892 and operated until 1961. It produced thousands of wide-board, cedar strip,

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1902 Ontario Historical Society Conference

In recent years May has been designated annually as “Museum Month” in Ontario. In 1902, however, it was June because

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Taxing Times But Only Temporary?!

March and April are months when Canadians prepare their federal income tax returns. While “death and taxes” may be inevitable,

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Snowshoes & Snowshoeing

When I was growing up in rural Hamilton Township on the south shore of Rice Lake, winter was a season

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1905 Victory Shield

On 21 October 1805, the Royal Navy fleet of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson met and defeated the combined French and

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Steamboats Arrive in the Kawarthas

American engineer Robert Fulton (1765-1815) is credited with creating the first commercially-viable steamboat in 1807. Early steamboats, using either side-

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