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  • Private Charles Haight and Private Guy Haight
    Private Charles Haight and Private Guy Haight
    image       Attestation paper links updated November 3, 2014.
    image     Attestation paper links updated November 3, 2014.
    Elgin County Archives
  • Mr. Louis Moedinger's Hearse
    Mr. Louis Moedinger's Hearse
    image       Two black and white photographs showing (54b) the horse drawn hearse purchased by Louis Moedinger after he began his undertaking business. He operated Moedinger&Son undertaking, furniture and hardware in the village beginning in 1870. For a number of years, Mr. Moedinger was assisted by Joseph Leverton driving the hearse. The ...
    image     Two black and white photographs showing (54b) the horse drawn hearse purchased by Louis Moedinger after he began his undertaking business. He operated Moedinger&Son undertaking, furniture and hardware in the ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Making Maple Syrup at Sparta
    Making Maple Syrup at Sparta
    image       Black and white photograph shows men in the bush near Sparta making maple syrup. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Black and white photograph shows men in the bush near Sparta making maple syrup. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Road
    Sparta Road
    image       Black and white photograph shows the Sparta Road in 1880. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Black and white photograph shows the Sparta Road in 1880. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    Elgin County Archives
  • Yealry Meeting Sunday at the Friends'Meeting House, Sparta
    Yealry Meeting Sunday at the Friends'Meeting House, Sparta
    image       Black and white photograph shows attendees of the Friends'Meeting House at Sparta at the yearly meeting in 1874. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Black and white photograph shows attendees of the Friends'Meeting House at Sparta at the yearly meeting in 1874. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Methodist Church and Parsonage
    Sparta Methodist Church and Parsonage
    image       Black and white photograph shows the Sparta Methodist Church and parsonage. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Black and white photograph shows the Sparta Methodist Church and parsonage. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    Elgin County Archives
  • Houses of Worship in Sparta
    Houses of Worship in Sparta
    image       Three black and white photographs showing, ca. 1890, the Friends'(Quakers) Meeting house built in 1865 (35a), the Methodist Church (later United Church) built in 1886 (35b), and the Baptist Church built in 1869 (35c). Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Three black and white photographs showing, ca. 1890, the Friends'(Quakers) Meeting house built in 1865 (35a), the Methodist Church (later United Church) built in 1886 (35b), and the Baptist Church ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Reverend and Mrs. G. W. Sherman
    Reverend and Mrs. G. W. Sherman
    image       Black and white photograph shows Reverend and Mrs. G. W. Sherman. Rev. Sherman served the Sparta Baptist Church from 1939-1958. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Black and white photograph shows Reverend and Mrs. G. W. Sherman. Rev. Sherman served the Sparta Baptist Church from 1939-1958. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Friends'Society of Yarmouth Cemetery
    Friends'Society of Yarmouth Cemetery
    image       Two black and white photographs showing (44a) various headstones in the cemetery and (44b) shows the headstone for Joshua C. Doan. The cemetery was established in 1820, when one acre was granted from Jonathan Doan to trustees of the Society. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume ...
    image     Two black and white photographs showing (44a) various headstones in the cemetery and (44b) shows the headstone for Joshua C. Doan. The cemetery was established in 1820, when one acre ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • South Cemetery in Sparta
    South Cemetery in Sparta
    image       Two black and white photographs showing (44c) various headstones in the cemetery and (44d) shows the fence around the cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1854, when one and a half acres were granted from Isaac Moore. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Two black and white photographs showing (44c) various headstones in the cemetery and (44d) shows the fence around the cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1854, when one and a ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Saw Mill Painting
    Sparta Saw Mill Painting
    image       Black and white photograph of a painting showing Doan's saw mill built at Sparta. This photograph was taken from a painting owned by Alice Eakins McLean. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
    image     Black and white photograph of a painting showing Doan's saw mill built at Sparta. This photograph was taken from a painting owned by Alice Eakins McLean. Included in Sparta Sorosis ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Stage Coach
    Sparta Stage Coach
    image       Black and white photograph shows the Sparta stage coach that delievered the mail from St. Thomas each day. Drivers of the covered stage included: Jim Hannon, Jesse Petit, William Gregory, John Oke and William Butterwick. In 1915, the mail was delivered to Sparta by motorized vehicle. Included in Sparta Sorosis ...
    image     Black and white photograph shows the Sparta stage coach that delievered the mail from St. Thomas each day. Drivers of the covered stage included: Jim Hannon, Jesse Petit, William Gregory, ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • The Sparta Maple
    The Sparta Maple
    image       Black and white photograph shows the Sparta Maple. The landmark tree was located one mile west of Sparta. The trunk was often used for notices and was a stopping point for the stage coach. The tree stood alone because Reuben Haight, path master in 1840 saved this tree for shade. ...
    image     Black and white photograph shows the Sparta Maple. The landmark tree was located one mile west of Sparta. The trunk was often used for notices and was a stopping point ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Curfew Bell
    Sparta Curfew Bell
    image       Black and white photograph shows the Sparta curfew bell. Around 1860-1870, the village had a bell mounted to the top of Mr. Eakin's store. The bell signalled the children to return home and get off the streets. About 1910, Mr. W. B. Richards purchased the bell and it became a"dinner ...
    image     Black and white photograph shows the Sparta curfew bell. Around 1860-1870, the village had a bell mounted to the top of Mr. Eakin's store. The bell signalled the children to ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Miss Helen Wright's Music Class
    Miss Helen Wright's Music Class
    image       Black and white photograph shows Miss Helen Wright's music pupils ca. 1907. Miss Wright came to Sparta about 1904 and had her stuido in the upstairs east wing of the Temperance Hall, while she borded with Rev. and Mrs. Reekie at the Baptist parsonage.First row: Edith O'Brien, Wallace Smith, Harold ...
    image     Black and white photograph shows Miss Helen Wright's music pupils ca. 1907. Miss Wright came to Sparta about 1904 and had her stuido in the upstairs east wing of the ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Brass Band
    Sparta Brass Band
    image       Black and white photograph shows members of the Sparta Brass Band. The band was organized in 1884 under the direction of John Lowe from Aylmer. The seventeen piece band functioned for nearly tweny years. They held weekly practices above the H. B. Smith store or Moore Hotel. One of their ...
    image     Black and white photograph shows members of the Sparta Brass Band. The band was organized in 1884 under the direction of John Lowe from Aylmer. The seventeen piece band functioned ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Baseball Team
    Sparta Baseball Team
    image       Black and white photograph shows the Sparta baseball team. Front row: John Phelp (catcher), L. W. Moeninger (manager), Roy Haight (pitcher and relief).Second / middle row: John Oille (later Dr. Oille of Toronto), Fred Gorvett (3rd base), Jack Martyn (star pitcher), Irwin Martyn (2nd base). Standing: Harry Smale (centrefield), Frank ...
    image     Black and white photograph shows the Sparta baseball team. Front row: John Phelp (catcher), L. W. Moeninger (manager), Roy Haight (pitcher and relief).Second / middle row: John Oille (later Dr. ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Santa Claus Parade
    Sparta Santa Claus Parade
    image       Five black and white photographs showing the 1961 Sparta Santa Claus Parade. (65a) shows the Dutch float, (65b) shows the"Indian"display, (66a) shows Santa and his reindeer, (66b) shows baskets of fruit and candy and (66c) shows the traffic from spectators. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume ...
    image     Five black and white photographs showing the 1961 Sparta Santa Claus Parade. (65a) shows the Dutch float, (65b) shows the"Indian"display, (66a) shows Santa and his reindeer, (66b) shows baskets of ...
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Santa Claus Parade
    Sparta Santa Claus Parade
    image       In July 2013 when Sparta celebrated their bicentennial, the train set that is shown in 67a was featured in the village parade.
    image     In July 2013 when Sparta celebrated their bicentennial, the train set that is shown in 67a was featured in the village parade.
    Elgin County Archives
  • Sparta Historic Plaque
    Sparta Historic Plaque
    image       Black and white photograph showing the plaque erected by the Archeological and Historic Sites Board to commemorate the Sparta Settlement on September 10, 1961. In the photograph, left to right: Leslie R. Gray, member Archaeological and Historic Sites Board; Burton Hill, recognized minister of the Society of Friends; Jack Doan, ...
    image     Black and white photograph showing the plaque erected by the Archeological and Historic Sites Board to commemorate the Sparta Settlement on September 10, 1961. In the photograph, left to right: ...
    Elgin County Archives
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