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Thanks for reading, Kristy!
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One of my favourite things to do when I visit a new place is to check out monuments and public art. Every street tells a story, and monuments are a big part of that narrative. They invite us to "read" our built environment. Of course, I’m not travelling right now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Local History & Genealogy
This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Totally! Looks like it's always been tricky getting out of the city in the summer, based on the photos.
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As summer weather comes to Ontario, many people hit the road to "cottage country." You may have a favourite hotspot to enjoy the outdoors — but do you know how the region developed into what it is today? Each area has its own unique history (including its Indigenous land status,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
Thanks so much for your comment, Diane! I'll have to check out Clara's Rib. I'm also reading 'Building Resistance: Children, Tuberculosis and the Toronto Sanatorium' right now, which you might find interesting. Here's the link to the book's Toronto Public Library catalogue record:
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Hi Judy-- thanks very much for this information! I've double checked my sources and made those changes to the final paragraph. And thank you for letting us know about the fonds Gravenhurst Archives-- that sounds like a fascinating resource.
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“It is an appalling reality that, during the first five years of World War II, 36,000 Canadians died of TB, while 38,000 Canadians were killed by enemy action.” — Saturday Night newspaper, quoted in Katherine McCuaig's The Weariness, the Fever and the Fret Tuberculosis (TB) used to impact a huge... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
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