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  • Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
    Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
    TextAudiocomment       Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public Library's 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence Program. This anthology showcases 16 unique non-fiction pieces by local writers about their personal connections to the County of Brant’s geography and history. The anthology includes stories that range from the singularity of a park ...
    TextAudiocomment     Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public Library's 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence Program. This anthology showcases 16 unique non-fiction pieces by local writers about their personal connections ...
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  • Harold Penman Smith speaking about John Penman at Paris Presbyterian Church, May 25, 1986
    Harold Penman Smith speaking about John Penman at Paris Presbyterian Church, May 25, 1986
    Audiocomment       This talk about the life of John Penman was given by his grand-nephew, Harold Penman Smith, at Paris Presbyterian Church on May 25, 1986. The full size version of the photo of John Penman used as an illustration can be seen by clicking following the link below the photo.
    Audiocomment     This talk about the life of John Penman was given by his grand-nephew, Harold Penman Smith, at Paris Presbyterian Church on May 25, 1986. The full size version of the ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Witteveen Friesians Video
    Witteveen Friesians Video
    VideoAudio       This promotional video was created to market the Witteveen's family business. Residing at his farm near St. George, Ont., Harry Witteveen has devoted his time and energy to raising Friesian horses since 1986. The video recording was provided by Harry Witteveen.
    VideoAudio     This promotional video was created to market the Witteveen's family business. Residing at his farm near St. George, Ont., Harry Witteveen has devoted his time and energy to raising Friesian ...
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  • Friend O' Mine, presented to Payson Vivian from Wilbur M. Edy
    Friend O' Mine, presented to Payson Vivian from Wilbur M. Edy
    Text       This poem was written by Wilbur M. Edy and presented to his friend Payson Vivian in gratitude for the help which Mr. Vivian had given him when he was ill. The original can be found at the Oakland Branch of the County of Brant Public Library.
    Text     This poem was written by Wilbur M. Edy and presented to his friend Payson Vivian in gratitude for the help which Mr. Vivian had given him when he was ill. ...
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  • Advertisement Section for McComb Clearing Farm Auction
    Advertisement Section for McComb Clearing Farm Auction
    Text       This item is a text advertisement for a farm auction for George and Martin McComb, which was held on Saturday, October 14th at 10:30 AM, 2017. The item describes some of the items for auction, including tractors, T.L.B, combine, planting, tillage, and haying equipment firewood, shop and farm related items, ...
    Text     This item is a text advertisement for a farm auction for George and Martin McComb, which was held on Saturday, October 14th at 10:30 AM, 2017. The item describes some ...
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  • D-Day by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
    D-Day by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
    Text       From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article "D-Day-Burford, June 7, 1910" describing the departure of the Burford militia for summer camp at Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1910. The article may ...
    Text     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article "D-Day-Burford, ...
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  • History of Onondaga Township
    History of Onondaga Township
    Text       By Reg. Cooper, Brant Historical Society, Radio Broadcast Onondaga was acquired its name through the fact that the Onondaga tribe of the Six Nations settled in that part of the county now comprising that township. The Onondaga’s territory at the time of the formation of the confederacy was chosen as ...
    Text     By Reg. Cooper, Brant Historical Society, Radio Broadcast Onondaga was acquired its name through the fact that the Onondaga tribe of the Six Nations settled in that part of the ...
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  • Onondaga Central School
    Onondaga Central School
    Text       Historical Information By Jeff Ireland, student of Onondaga Central School, 1984. In the 1830's, Settlers began to arrive in the eastern parts of the Twp. near Seneca Line and began to take up the indian lands under what was called squatters rights. The Indians were furious and these so-called squatters ...
    Text     Historical Information By Jeff Ireland, student of Onondaga Central School, 1984. In the 1830's, Settlers began to arrive in the eastern parts of the Twp. near Seneca Line and began ...
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  • The Last Will and Testament of Prince Van Patter
    The Last Will and Testament of Prince Van Patter
    Text       Submitted by Roger Sharpe and located at the National Archives of Canada, this text is the will of Prince Van Patter, who was the black servant of Chief Joseph Brant. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the transcription.
    Text     Submitted by Roger Sharpe and located at the National Archives of Canada, this text is the will of Prince Van Patter, who was the black servant of Chief Joseph Brant. ...
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  • Troops to Paris in 1866
    Troops to Paris in 1866
    Text       Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians was the Fenians. This group of men of Irish descent or sympathies were gathering across the border on American soil and there were sincere concerns that they would invade Canada. In March 1866, because of genuine fears, the ...
    Text     Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians was the Fenians. This group of men of Irish descent or sympathies were gathering across the border on ...
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  • The Tuscarora Township Squatters
    The Tuscarora Township Squatters
    Text       The story of the Six Nations people having been granted land along the Grand River six miles deep on either side of the river, from its mouth to its source, is a very familiar story for most people of Brant County. The story of how the Six Nations, through the ...
    Text     The story of the Six Nations people having been granted land along the Grand River six miles deep on either side of the river, from its mouth to its source, ...
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  • Paris Covered Toll Bridge
    Paris Covered Toll Bridge
    Text       In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and bridges that linked out of the way places like Paris to the larger towns like Hamilton and London were vital to settlers. New immigrants to the area needed ways to bring in the necessities of life and established ...
    Text     In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and bridges that linked out of the way places like Paris to the larger towns like Hamilton and London ...
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  • History of the VanSickle Farm
    History of the VanSickle Farm
    Text       A History of the Homes and the People who Lived There The VanSickle Farm: Lot 37 to 40 River Range was purchased in in 1864 by Abram I. VanSickle for his son George. Their log house stood near the present woodlot, by a good spring. One Sunday when the family ...
    Text     A History of the Homes and the People who Lived There The VanSickle Farm: Lot 37 to 40 River Range was purchased in in 1864 by Abram I. VanSickle for ...
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  • People Who Conducted Business With Hiram Capron
    People Who Conducted Business With Hiram Capron
    Text       Local historian Roger Sharpe transcribed by hand the information below, which are lists of the names with the page number in each of Hiram Capron's Ledger books. The original books are held at the Paris Museum and Historical Society. You can consult the Ledgers to learn the business each person ...
    Text     Local historian Roger Sharpe transcribed by hand the information below, which are lists of the names with the page number in each of Hiram Capron's Ledger books. The original books ...
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  • The Merry Month of May by Mel Robertson, from the Burford Times
    The Merry Month of May by Mel Robertson, from the Burford Times
    Text       From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article The Merry Month of May. It describes various events that happened in Burford in May throughout the history of the town. ...
    Text     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article The ...
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  • It's a Dog's Life by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
    It's a Dog's Life by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
    Text       From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article It's a Dog's Life. The article may not have been republished. Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; reprinted with permission ...
    Text     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article It's ...
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  • Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
    Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
    Text       From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains a column of news clippings from old Burford newspapers. The article may not have been republished. Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; ...
    Text     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains a column of ...
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  • Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Advance
    Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Advance
    Text       From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains a column of news clippings from old Burford newspapers. The article may not have been republished. Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; ...
    Text     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains a column of ...
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  • The Poison Shelf by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Advance
    The Poison Shelf by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Advance
    Text       From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article The Poison Shelf. It describes drug use in the Burford area in the early 20th century. The article may not have ...
    Text     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article The ...
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  • Land Deed Agreement between William and Maggie Fleming and Charles Stewart
    Land Deed Agreement between William and Maggie Fleming and Charles Stewart
    Text       In this photocopy of a land indenture, Charles Stewart sold a parcel of land in Glen Morris to William Fleming for $275. The lot was a portion of lot 19 on 6th concession on Dunbar Street, now known as the Griffin house. The complete list of signatories is: Malcolm McDonald ...
    Text     In this photocopy of a land indenture, Charles Stewart sold a parcel of land in Glen Morris to William Fleming for $275. The lot was a portion of lot 19 ...
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