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  • List of Voters for the Town of Paris for the Year 1896
    TextImage       This pamphlet contains the list of voters registered in Paris in 1896. The list is organized by sub-division. Each voter is listed by number on roll, name, lot, street name and number, voter category, and local post office. This copy had been owned by the town clerk for the purpose ...
    TextImage     This pamphlet contains the list of voters registered in Paris in 1896. The list is organized by sub-division. Each voter is listed by number on roll, name, lot, street name ...
  • History of the Paris Museum and Historical Society
    Text       During a Christmas party for volunteers, the PMHS celebrated its 35th anniversary. Bob Hasler, the chair at that time, presented the following history of the Society: "As I understand it, the society was started due to the threat of Regional Government possibly removing the Paris Public Library's historical collection to ...
    Text     During a Christmas party for volunteers, the PMHS celebrated its 35th anniversary. Bob Hasler, the chair at that time, presented the following history of the Society: "As I understand it, ...
  • Interview with Edith Carnie
    Textcomment       An interview conducted in June 1980 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Edith Carnie. Topics include the Carnies, Quas, John Penman, Kay family, O.R. Whitby and the Inksater house on 42 Broadway St. E. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down ...
    Textcomment     An interview conducted in June 1980 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Edith Carnie. Topics include the Carnies, Quas, John Penman, Kay family, O.R. Whitby and the ...
  • Interview with Foster Scott
    Text       An interview conducted in August 1979 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Foster Scott regarding life in Paris. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the interview.
    Text     An interview conducted in August 1979 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Foster Scott regarding life in Paris. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and ...
  • Gord Gibson
    Text       An interview conducted in August 1979 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Councillor Gord Gibson regarding the municipal government. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the interview.
    Text     An interview conducted in August 1979 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Councillor Gord Gibson regarding the municipal government. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum ...
  • Interview with Clara Farr
    Text       An interview conducted in the late 1970s or early 1980s by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Clara Farr regarding her life and living in Paris. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the ...
    Text     An interview conducted in the late 1970s or early 1980s by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Clara Farr regarding her life and living in Paris. The interview ...
  • Interview with Corydon C. Randall
    Text       Excerpts from the journal kept by with Corydon C. Randall regarding his life and living in Paris. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the journal.
    Text     Excerpts from the journal kept by with Corydon C. Randall regarding his life and living in Paris. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down ...
  • Reminiscences by Dale Robb
    Text       Contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society, these memories written by Dale Robb regarding his life and living in Paris. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the first-hand account.
    Text     Contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society, these memories written by Dale Robb regarding his life and living in Paris. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to ...
  • Interview with Mrs. E. H. Buck and her daughter Lorna
    Text       An interview conducted with Mrs. E. H. Buck and her daughter Lorna recounting their school days and other activities. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the first-hand account.
    Text     An interview conducted with Mrs. E. H. Buck and her daughter Lorna recounting their school days and other activities. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. ...
  • Interview with Donald A. and Isobel Smith
    Text       An interview conducted in the late 1970s or early 1980s with Donald A. and Isobel Smith by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library regarding their lives and living in Paris. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down to the Full Text section below ...
    Text     An interview conducted in the late 1970s or early 1980s with Donald A. and Isobel Smith by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library regarding their lives and living in ...
  • Early History of the Paris High School
    ImageText       This history of Paris High School was donated by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. It was written c. 1923 by Franklin Smoke. Owing to inability to find contemporary records, much of the early history of education in the Town of Paris has already become mere tradition. Few, if any, ...
    ImageText     This history of Paris High School was donated by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. It was written c. 1923 by Franklin Smoke. Owing to inability to find contemporary records, ...
  • View of Nith River Bridge
    Image       This photograph depicts a bridge across the Nith River; it may be the section at the end of William Street leading to what is now Lions Park. A man is standing at the side of the street reading a book.
    Image     This photograph depicts a bridge across the Nith River; it may be the section at the end of William Street leading to what is now Lions Park. A man is ...
  • Lithograph View of the Lower Town, c. 1870s
    Image       This lithograph, based on a painting by "Rev. M. A. F.," depicts the downtown area of Paris as it existed in the 1870s along with the Grand River and its bridges. It was originally published in the October 26, 1872 edition of the Canadian Illustrated News. Some time later, a ...
    Image     This lithograph, based on a painting by "Rev. M. A. F.," depicts the downtown area of Paris as it existed in the 1870s along with the Grand River and its ...
  • Parade on East Side of River St, late 1800s
    Image       East side of River St from Arlington Hotel before Fire Reverse: Donated by G. Parsons
    Image     East side of River St from Arlington Hotel before Fire Reverse: Donated by G. Parsons
  • Paris Citizens' Band
    ImageText       This article has been contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. It was written in 1979 by Walter Williams, Jr. List of Bandmasters Marchant - 1875-76 Dickenson Brown Emerson - 1876-93 Coleman - 1893-95 (unconfirmed) William Williams - 1895-? Kuhlman (unconfirmed) Teirny (unconfirmed) Walter Williams Sr. - 1927-59 Walter ...
    ImageText     This article has been contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. It was written in 1979 by Walter Williams, Jr. List of Bandmasters Marchant - 1875-76 Dickenson Brown Emerson ...
  • Colourized Lithograph View of the Lower Town, c. 1870s
    Image       Paris, Ont.—VIEW OF THE LOWER TOWN—From a sketch by the Rev. M.A.F.
    Image     Paris, Ont.—VIEW OF THE LOWER TOWN—From a sketch by the Rev. M.A.F.
  • View of Paris, Ont. from King St.
    ImageText       View of Paris, Ont. from King St.
    ImageText     View of Paris, Ont. from King St.
  • Construction Workers on site at Grand River Street
    Image       Cockburn Paris
    Image     Cockburn Paris
  • Looking Down Broadway St. from Station Hill
    ImageText       Paris, Ont Looking down Broadway St. from Station Hill Reverse: Taken from where C.N.R. Station down Broadway St.
    ImageText     Paris, Ont Looking down Broadway St. from Station Hill Reverse: Taken from where C.N.R. Station down Broadway St.
  • Tom Cocker
    Text       An interview conducted in August 1979 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Tom Cocker. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the interview.
    Text     An interview conducted in August 1979 by a volunteer from the Paris Public Library with Tom Cocker. The interview was contributed by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. Scroll down ...
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