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  • Friend O' Mine, presented to Payson Vivian from Wilbur M. Edy
        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.
      This poem was written by Wilbur M. Edy and presented to his ...
  • Historical Buildings of the County of Brant
  • Thomas House
        Summary Originally located in the Cainsville area on what is now Colborne Street, the Thomas House was constructed in 1835 for John Thomas by William Abbot. Peanut butter was manufactured at the house by the Taylor family from 1920 until the middle of the Second World War when it became ...
      Summary Originally located in the Cainsville area on what is now Colborne ...
  • Chronicles of Oakland Township
        The Chronicles of Oakland Township is a collection of photos and oral history interviews collected between 1973 and 1980 that document Oakland Township as it was from the late 19th century through to the time it was compiled. It was created by the following students, working for the Oakland Township ...
      The Chronicles of Oakland Township is a collection of photos and oral ...
  • Original Introduction to the Chronicles of Oakland Township
        This introduction (scroll down to see Full Text section below) is a transcription of the introduction in the original 1980 edition of the Chronicles of Oakland Township.
      This introduction (scroll down to see Full Text section below) is a ...
  • Acknowledgements for the Chronicles of Oakland Township
        This page displays the acknowledgements/Special Thanks (scroll down to see Full Text section below) found in the original 1980 edition of the Chronicles of Oakland Township.
      This page displays the acknowledgements/Special Thanks (scroll down to see Full Text ...
  • Queen’s Ward Soft Ball Team (ca. 1943)
        Queen’s Ward Soft Ball Team (ca. 1943) Back row (left to right): Don Thomas, Ronny Bradbury, Bill Rowley, Norm Neate, Bob (Harold) Beechey, George Sass, Mike (Bill) Taylor, Tom Howells. Front row: Kemmy Hibbard, Bill Hume, Gordie Johnson.
      Queen’s Ward Soft Ball Team (ca. 1943) Back row (left to right): ...
  • Mabel (Stratford) Nagle 01
  • George Wray Crumback
        World War I Military service records of George Wray Crumback. The son of Joseph Merrit and Mary Melissa “Minnie” (McEwan), George was born on 21 November 1896 in Oakland, Brant. He enlisted as a private in Canadian Expeditionary Force in Brantford on 15 November 1917 just before to his twenty-first ...
      World War I Military service records of George Wray Crumback. The son ...
  • Charles Mitchell House
        Summary With construction beginning in 1842, the Charles Mitchell House is one of the renowned cobblestone buildings in Paris constructed by Levi Boughton. The house is a great example of Greek Revival-style architecture. Numerous people have lived in the house after Mr. Mitchell moved to his farm in Blenheim Township ...
      Summary With construction beginning in 1842, the Charles Mitchell House is one ...
  • Penmarvian
        Summary The original house was built by Hiram Capron in 1846 and known as the The Stone House. It took three years and twelve stone masons to complete and is an exemplar of the Greek Revival style popular at the time. Note how the square profile, flat hip roof and ...
      Summary The original house was built by Hiram Capron in 1846 and ...
  • Nixon Homestead
        Summary Two miles east of St. George is the Nixon Homestead, built by Charles Nixon in 1853. The house has remained in the family to the present day. Timeline 1853 – Construction Begins Under Charles Nixon, grandfather of Harry C Nixon. 1 1880 – Brick House Built Henry (the oldest ...
      Summary Two miles east of St. George is the Nixon Homestead, built ...
  • Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
        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 ...
      Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public ...
  • Laurence and Gordon Stratford, 1944-45
        Generously donated from the collection of Mabel (Stratford) Nagle...
      Generously donated from the collection of Mabel (Stratford) Nagle...
  • The Militia Stood Alone
        This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland Township of the County of Brant: the Battle at Malcolm's Mills. This battle took place on November 6, 1814 and was the final battle fought on Canadian soil during the war of 1812. In October 1814, an invading ...
      This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland ...
  • Oakland Township Cash Book, 1915 - 1930
        This ledger contains a record of official transactions undertaken by the Township of Oakland in the County of Brant, Ontario, between the years 1915 - 1930. It also contains several supporting documents and audit notices. This is the second of two cash books in this collection. The first book, covering ...
      This ledger contains a record of official transactions undertaken by the Township ...
  • Oakland Township Cash Book, 1898 - 1914
        This ledger contains a record of official transactions undertaken by the Township of Oakland in the County of Brant, Ontario, between the years 1898 - 1914. It also contains several supporting documents and audit notices. This is the first of two cash books in this collection. The second book, covering ...
      This ledger contains a record of official transactions undertaken by the Township ...
  • Oakland Pioneer Cemetery
        Oakland Pioneer Cemetery is located at the main intersection in Oakland, King St. & Brant St. (Brant Road # 24 & Brant Road # 4). It is the oldest cemetery in Oakland Township, and contains the graves of village pioneers dating back as far as 1811. The tombstones have all ...
      Oakland Pioneer Cemetery is located at the main intersection in Oakland, King ...
  • Adam Wymer
        IN MEMORY OF ADAM WYMER. WHO DIED
      IN MEMORY OF ADAM WYMER. WHO DIED
  • Vine Cottage
        Summary The name 'Vine Cottage' came from the stone cottage and wall covered with grape vines. The gardens were terraced to the south, and the north side of this cottage was covered with Virginia Creeper. Jacob Steele hired a Scotsman from Paris to do the work, one Mr. Findlayson. The ...
      Summary The name 'Vine Cottage' came from the stone cottage and wall ...
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