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  • At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I
        This local history book traces the history of Paris from the initial exploration of the region, its development and foundation under Hiram Capron, and its economic and social development following its incorporation until 1918. Donald A. Smith is the principal author. Chapter 20, on Newspapers and Editors, was written by ...
      This local history book traces the history of Paris from the initial ...
  • Aftermath of Paris Great Fire, 1900
        This photograph shows the destroyed buildings left in the wake of the Paris Great Fire of September 12, 1900. The fire began at the Roller Mills and ultimately spread across a good portion of the town, causing a large amount of damage and destroying many buildings. The loss was estimated ...
      This photograph shows the destroyed buildings left in the wake of the ...
  • Paris Musical Society Band on corner of Grand River and William Streets, c. 1901
        This photograph shows a parade of the Paris Musical Society Band at the corner of Grand River and William Streets. The head of the parade is carrying a banner which reads "God Save Our Queen". This image was printed on page 154 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume ...
      This photograph shows a parade of the Paris Musical Society Band at ...
  • Robert "Bobby" West in Costume
        This photograph depicts Robert "Bobby" West dressed in one of his eccentric, exotic costumes. Robert was an entertainer for many years, as well as the operator of the Nith Navigation Co. after his father, William "Wally" West, grew old. More information about the Wests can be found in chapter 18 ...
      This photograph depicts Robert "Bobby" West dressed in one of his eccentric, ...
  • Lower Town Paris, c. 1865
        This photograph shows a view of lower town in Paris. The camera is positioned at the head of Grand River Street, looking north with the Grand River and bridge to the right. This photograph was printed on page 83 of At the Forks of the Grand, vol. 1.
      This photograph shows a view of lower town in Paris. The camera ...
  • Parade during Old Boys' Reunion, 1905
        RIVER ST. PARIS. REUNION. AUG. '05 (5 is reversed) An every day scene in "Gay Paree"
      RIVER ST. PARIS. REUNION. AUG. '05 (5 is reversed) An every day ...
  • View of Norman Hamilton's Mill at Foot of Broadway Street, c. 1878
        This photograph shows a view of the section of Paris at the foot of Broadway Street and surrounding areas. The mill belonging to Norman Hamilton is visible to the far right. This image was printed on page 63 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. ...
      This photograph shows a view of the section of Paris at the ...
  • First Motorized Fire Truck in Paris, 1918
        This 1918 photograph depicts the Paris Fire Department's first motorized fire truck, which was then brand-new. According to D.A. Smith, it is a Ford Model T truck. The man to the left is mayor C.B. Robinson, who was responsible for the purchase. The signs on the building in the back ...
      This 1918 photograph depicts the Paris Fire Department's first motorized fire truck, ...
  • Passengers Waiting at Paris Junction Station
        This photograph shows a group of passengers waiting outside the Paris Junction Station. The tracks carried trains from both the Great Western Railway and Buffalo-Goderich Railway lines, and both companies shared the station. This photo shows the third rail on the tracks, which was used to allow American freight cars ...
      This photograph shows a group of passengers waiting outside the Paris Junction ...
  • Grand Valley Railway Car, South Paris
        First glimpse of Paris going in from Brantford.
      First glimpse of Paris going in from Brantford.
  • Ox and Horse Team Pulling Roof, Paris, 1913
        TEAMS ANCIENT AND MODERN. PARIS
      TEAMS ANCIENT AND MODERN. PARIS
  • Man with Ox-Team and Cart in Paris, 1913
        "OLD FRIENDS" PARIS MAY 6, 1913
      "OLD FRIENDS" PARIS MAY 6, 1913
  • "The March of Civilization" - Car Meeting Ox-Cart on the Street, Paris, 1913
        This photograph illustrates the "march of civilization" with the meeting of the old and new modes of transportation on a street in Paris on May 6, 1913. On the left is Dr. Daniel Dunton, one of the earliest car owners in Paris, in his 1911 Everitt-Metzger-Flanders (E-M-F) Standard touring automobile; ...
      This photograph illustrates the "march of civilization" with the meeting of the ...
  • Aerial View of Paris, c. 1946
        This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. 1946, focusing on the portions west of the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers. This image was printed on page 12 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith. The printed version ...
      This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. ...
  • Hiram Capron's Stone House
        Mr. Capron's residence Later - Penmarvian Reverse: Hiram Capron and members of his family in front of his Stone House, built in 1848, and later re-modelled into Penmarvian. (under card) THE STONE HOUSE. Paris, Ont. House of Hiram Capron. Founder of the Town of Paris Ont. in 1829. The stone ...
      Mr. Capron's residence Later - Penmarvian Reverse: Hiram Capron and members of ...
  • Old Town Hall, Paris
        This 19th century photograph shows the Paris old town hall at 13 Burwell Street. It was first built in 1854, and was used as the town hall for many years until later being converted into an opera house. This image was printed on p. 52 of At the Forks of ...
      This 19th century photograph shows the Paris old town hall at 13 ...
  • Paris Village Hall from Base of River, c. 1860
        This photograph depicts the Paris village hall and surrounding areas as seen from the river bank below. The labeled structures are: 1. First Methodist Church 2. Village Hall 3. Town Hall This image was printed on page 56 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. ...
      This photograph depicts the Paris village hall and surrounding areas as seen ...
  • Aerial View of Paris c. 1946
        This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. 1946, focusing on the portions north of the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers. This image was printed on page 38 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith, and was also ...
      This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. ...
  • View of Paris and Grand River Street Bridge
        This 19th century photograph shows the Grand River Street bridge leading into Paris. The Finlayson tannery is visible in the foreground.
      This 19th century photograph shows the Grand River Street bridge leading into ...
  • Paris Fire Brigade Steamer, 1878
        This photograph shows the Paris fire brigade's steam-powered fire engine in 1878. This was the first mechanical water-pumping engine used in Paris, and was the subject of some great interest when it was first purchased in 1877. This image was printed on page 123 of At the Forks of the ...
      This photograph shows the Paris fire brigade's steam-powered fire engine in 1878. ...
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At the Forks of the Grand Vol. I


Photos from At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith