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  • Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
        House Summary Five Oaks is located at the intersection of the Grand River and Whiteman’s Creek in the traditional territory of the Onondaga, and served as a meeting place for Indigenous communities for generations. The property was included in the Haldimand Proclamation, which granted six miles on either side of ...
      House Summary Five Oaks is located at the intersection of the Grand ...
  • A History of the County of Brant Public Libraries
        The central branch of the County of Brant system is located in Paris, Ontario. In 1999 Paris and its surrounding areas amalgamated to form the County of Brant. Before that time each community was served by its own separate library: Paris Branch In 1841 Hiram Capron—founder of Paris, Ontario—and 25 ...
      The central branch of the County of Brant system is located in ...
  • Gouinlock House
        Gouinlock House was originally built in 1845 and served as the home of John Penman, the founder of Penman Manufacturing Company, before he renovated Penmarvian.
      Gouinlock House was originally built in 1845 and served as the home ...
  • Funeral Card, Ann Bell Brockbank
        The image of the funeral card of Ann Bell, who died in Paris on Wednesday, Mar. 14th, 1917, at 10:40 p. m. She was a wife of Richard Brockbank.
      The image of the funeral card of Ann Bell, who died in ...
  • Historical Buildings of the County of Brant
  • Troops to Paris in 1866
        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 ...
      Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians ...
  • The Tuscarora Township Squatters
        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 ...
      The story of the Six Nations people having been granted land along ...
  • Paris Covered Toll Bridge
        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 ...
      In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and ...
  • People Who Conducted Business With Hiram Capron
        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 ...
      Local historian Roger Sharpe transcribed by hand the information below, which are ...
  • Baptist Picnic, Burt's Grove, June 19 1909
        This photograph shows a church picnic in Burt's Grove, a mile north of Paris. At one time, a trolley line ran through this area. The area was popular for church picnics. Members of the Crouse family are likely in this image. Ted Wallace has provided information on the location of ...
      This photograph shows a church picnic in Burt's Grove, a mile north ...
  • Land Indenture between Robert Rosebrugh and the Department of Indian Affairs, 1847
        This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the north of Paris from the Six Nations to Robert Rosebrugh (here spelled Roseburgh) for 202 pounds. The lot purchased was number 19 in the Township of Brantford.
      This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the ...
  • Letters Patent Incorporating the Grand River Electrical Power Company, Ltd., 1898
        This document records the official incorporation of the Grand River Electrical Power Company of Paris, signed on December 10th 1898.
      This document records the official incorporation of the Grand River Electrical Power ...
  • John Tufford Land Indenture, 1857
        This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the fourth concession of the Township of Brantford to John Tufford. He purchased it from unspecified natives via the Commissioner of Crown Lands for 440 pounds and 8 shillings.
      This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the ...
  • Land Indenture between John Bray and the Department of Indian Affairs, 1848
        This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the Township of Dumfries from the Six Nations to John Bray for 100 pounds. The lot purchased was the north half of number 4 in the Second Concession.
      This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the ...
  • Land Indenture between William Patton and David Bucham, 1858
        This contract documents William Patton's sale of a parcel of land in Paris to David Buchan in 1858.
      This contract documents William Patton's sale of a parcel of land in ...
  • Certificate of Association for Paris Board of Trade, 1881
        This certificate documents the official association of the Paris Board of Trade in 1881. The Secretary of the Board of Trade was John McKenzie Anderson. The complete list of members of the Board is listed on the first page. A letter from the Under Secretary of State originally accompanied this ...
      This certificate documents the official association of the Paris Board of Trade ...
  • Plan of Paris showing the Nith River Area, 1869
        This 1869 plan shows the area surrounding the Nith River (then Smiths Creek) at the corners of West River and Mechanic Streets, from the dam and millrace on the Nith to the Grand River at William Street. A number of period landmarks are indicated on the map. These include the ...
      This 1869 plan shows the area surrounding the Nith River (then Smiths ...
  • Paris Plow Company Advertising Card
        This card advertises the Paris Plow Company, Ltd. The image is an illustration from a painting titled "The March of Progress" by local artist Paul (P.G.) Wickson. It is undated.
      This card advertises the Paris Plow Company, Ltd. The image is an ...
  • Letter Accompanying Certificate of Association for Paris Board of Trade, 1881
        This letter from the Under Secretary of State accompanied the official certificate of the incorporation of the Board of Trade of Paris. The certificate itself is also a part of this collection, and is linked to on the right.
      This letter from the Under Secretary of State accompanied the official certificate ...
  • Kilton Cottage Cobblestone House on 33 Oak Ave, Paris, ON
        This photograph depicts Kilton Cottage, the designated cobblestone house on 33 Oak Ave. The date is unknown; it was found in the attic of the original owner's son's house on Market Street. This house was originally owned by Mr. Patton. You can read their family history below: This history of ...
      This photograph depicts Kilton Cottage, the designated cobblestone house on 33 Oak ...
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