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  • Special Report of Palermo Sidewalk Commmissioners for 1910
    Image       Handwritten on the cover in pencil: Miss Book. Handwritten in ink on page 3 entitled "Cash Subscribed" after the donor identified as "A Friend" is the name, "Dr. Book".
    Image     Handwritten on the cover in pencil: Miss Book. Handwritten in ink on page 3 entitled "Cash Subscribed" after the donor identified as "A Friend" is the name, "Dr. Book".
  • Probate of Last Will and Testament of James Hopper, Trafalgar, 1854
    ImageText       The two page probate of the last will and testament of James Hopper, Trafalgar, 1854 with the first record image being the mailing envelope. As per the envelope, it was mailed to Mr. Jonathan Book, Palermo P.O. C.W. It was mailed at Hamilton in 1854. (C.W. stood for "Canada West".) ...
    ImageText     The two page probate of the last will and testament of James Hopper, Trafalgar, 1854 with the first record image being the mailing envelope. As per the envelope, it was ...
  • Envelope Sent from the Methodist Episcopal Parsonage in Palermo, Ontario, 1893-1895
    Image       If not called for in 10 days, RETURN TO REV. B. L. COHOE, Methodist Parsonage, PALERMO, - - ONTARIO, CANADA. Mrs. Hector O'Neill, Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A. Postmaster's stamp: PALERMO AU 5 '95 ONT. Stamp: CANADA POSTAGE 3 CENTS 3 Profile of Victoria.
    Image     If not called for in 10 days, RETURN TO REV. B. L. COHOE, Methodist Parsonage, PALERMO, - - ONTARIO, CANADA. Mrs. Hector O'Neill, Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A. Postmaster's stamp: PALERMO AU ...
  • Merton School To Fall Victim of "Progress", Closed June 1958
    Image       This is the written article from the full page clipping: "No Permanence Any More" Says Long-Time Resident. Another landmark of this area is soon to fall the victim of progress. Though the present Merton Public School building is only a replacement for the original building, its demolition to make way ...
    Image     This is the written article from the full page clipping: "No Permanence Any More" Says Long-Time Resident. Another landmark of this area is soon to fall the victim of progress. ...
  • Palermo Cheese and Butter Factory By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, 1895
    ImageText       Henry Heeks emigrated to Canada in 1883 from England, his birth place. He is listed in the 1891 Census under the search surname "Hecks" - in the actual record, Heeks is written properly. He is a farm labourer for John and Jane Hope, in the Palermo village area of Trafalgar ...
    ImageText     Henry Heeks emigrated to Canada in 1883 from England, his birth place. He is listed in the 1891 Census under the search surname "Hecks" - in the actual record, Heeks ...
  • Trafalgar Township Historical Society Newsletter 2018 Summer
    Text       You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format by clicking on "Pages" "Select" at the top left of the record. The text is fully OCR'd, therefore all searches ...
    Text     You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format ...
  • Trafalgar Township Historical Society Newsletter 2018 Winter_Spring
    TextImage       You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. The full text of all TTHS newsletters is OCR'd so searching will retrieve your search words if mentioned in any newsletter. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF ...
    TextImage     You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. The full text of all TTHS newsletters is OCR'd ...
  • The Results of Fertilizer Experimentation on the Riggs Farm Mangel Field Carried Out by Jno Riggs, Merton, Ontario
    Image       Left-Hand Picture: "Experiment on mangels conducted by Jno Riggs Esq Merton Ont. Yield per acre 637 bushels." Right-Hand Picture: ""Experiment on mangels conducted by Jno Riggs Esq Merton Ont. Yield per acre=1052 bushels."
    Image     Left-Hand Picture: "Experiment on mangels conducted by Jno Riggs Esq Merton Ont. Yield per acre 637 bushels." Right-Hand Picture: ""Experiment on mangels conducted by Jno Riggs Esq Merton Ont. Yield ...
  • William Lyon Mackenzie Chair and Jacquard Quilt, 2017
    ImageText       The ‘Mackenzie Chair’ Adventure Background Information: December 8, 1837 the Absalom Smith Family of Palermo assisted William Lyon Mackenzie ”The Little Rebel” in his flight out of the country. It was the evening of December 8, 1837 when William Lyon Mackenzie and Allan Wilcox, travelling west on foot north of ...
    ImageText     The ‘Mackenzie Chair’ Adventure Background Information: December 8, 1837 the Absalom Smith Family of Palermo assisted William Lyon Mackenzie ”The Little Rebel” in his flight out of the country. It ...
  • From Trails to Township - 150 Years of Trafalgar
    ImageText       In 2017, the TTHS revealed new banner panels showing the trails and trade routes of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and other indigenous Nations here when Trafalgar Township was named, through to amalgamation with the Town of Oakville in 1962. The banners are displayed at the home of the Trafalgar Township Historical ...
    ImageText     In 2017, the TTHS revealed new banner panels showing the trails and trade routes of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and other indigenous Nations here when Trafalgar Township was named, through to ...
  • Trafalgar Township Historical Society Newsletter 2017 Fall
    TextImage       You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format by clicking on "Pages" "Select" at the top left of the record. All TTHS Newsletters can be easily retrieved by ...
    TextImage     You can view the complete newsletter in full text by clicking on "Original PDF" on the right side of the record. Individual pages can each be viewed in PDF format ...
  • High-Rise Concrete Road Bed Bridge, Trafalgar Township
    Imagemystery       This photograph was shown to the Trafalgar Township Historical Society by a former Merton (Bronte) resident, descendant of the Riggs and Patterson families. She does not know where this bridge was. The sides of the bridge look like concrete. It is two lane with a gravel/dirt roadbed. A trail or ...
    Imagemystery     This photograph was shown to the Trafalgar Township Historical Society by a former Merton (Bronte) resident, descendant of the Riggs and Patterson families. She does not know where this bridge ...
  • Demolition of the Twelve Mile Creek Train Bridge in 1947
    Image       A view of the old iron trestle train bridge crossing Bronte Creek (aka Twelve Mile Creek) just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way in the southwest corner of Oakville, Ontario. This photo was taken in October 1947. The new Queen Elizabeth Way high-level bridge can be faintly seen in the ...
    Image     A view of the old iron trestle train bridge crossing Bronte Creek (aka Twelve Mile Creek) just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way in the southwest corner of Oakville, Ontario. ...
  • Hagaman & Co. General Dealers, Bronte C.W. Jug
    ImageTextmystery       Hagaman & Co. General Dealers Bronte C. W.
    ImageTextmystery     Hagaman & Co. General Dealers Bronte C. W.
  • Postcard of Independent Order of Foresters Orphanage, Oakville, 1914-1943
    ImageText       Orphanage, Oakville Ont.
    ImageText     Orphanage, Oakville Ont.
  • Elementary & Advanced Day Camp Leaders' Training Course, Fisher's Glen, June 25-30, 1959
    ImageText       Camp Director....Jack Ross. Assistant Camp Director & Camp Lore...Bob Sones. Assistant to Camp Director...Jim Babinetz. Course Director...Bob Ballantyne. Registrar...Ross wark. Camp Lore...Madeleine Werner. Nature Lore...Bob Elstone. Nature Lore...Herb Milnes. Nature Lore...Gord McNair. Quiet Games...Cam Burns. Water Safety...Bill Young. Water Safety...Peg Reckie. Crafts...Joan Rummery. Active Games...Jim Babinetz. Singing Games...Ross Wark. Leading ...
    ImageText     Camp Director....Jack Ross. Assistant Camp Director & Camp Lore...Bob Sones. Assistant to Camp Director...Jim Babinetz. Course Director...Bob Ballantyne. Registrar...Ross wark. Camp Lore...Madeleine Werner. Nature Lore...Bob Elstone. Nature Lore...Herb Milnes. Nature ...
  • Ephraim Post, the younger, 1823-1883
    Image       The Post Inn was opened by the Post family on the south-west corner of Dundas Street and 7th Line (which is now called Trafalgar Road), or on Lot 13 Concession 1 SDS, before 1827. The Inn was first run by the father of the Ephraim Post in the photograph here, ...
    Image     The Post Inn was opened by the Post family on the south-west corner of Dundas Street and 7th Line (which is now called Trafalgar Road), or on Lot 13 Concession ...
  • Kenneth & Mabel Armstrong
    Image       A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and Ella Giles in 1950. There are 3 other photographs taken at this time by Mr. Lawrence, now in the TTHS ...
    Image     A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and ...
  • Amy Merry, Gladys Speers, Dorothy Irwin
    Image       A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and Ella Giles in 1950. There are 3 other photographs taken at this time by Mr. Lawrence, now in the TTHS ...
    Image     A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and ...
  • Vic and Reta Lawrence, Gladys Speers
    Image       A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and Ella Giles in 1950. There are 3 other photographs taken at this time by Mr. Lawrence, now in the TTHS ...
    Image     A photograph taken by Denzil Lawrence, school board trustee for Trafalgar Township in the 1950s and 1960s. This photograph was taken at the 25th wedding anniversary dinner for Ken and ...
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