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Jolting Along the Gravel Road

Jun 14, 2024 | Dyanne Rivers

Back when it took four hours to travel 30km from Erin to Guelph by stagecoach, a bumpy ride was a guarantee.

Norman Jewison’s Local Connection

Mar 16, 2024 | Dyanne Rivers

A Caledon farm was a touchstone for a Hollywood legend.

A “Snow Blockade” Wreaks Havoc

Nov 27, 2023 | Dyanne Rivers

Almost 18 feet of snow fell in February 1904, bringing train travel to a halt and stranding hundreds of passengers north of Shelburne in the cold.

Mary Brett, Farmerette

Sep 8, 2023 | Dyanne Rivers

As World War II raged in 1943, dozens of Shelburne High School students traded in their text books for farmer’s tools to support the war efforts, becoming ‘farmerettes’.

Swimming at Woodside Lodge

Jun 16, 2023 | Dyanne Rivers

A snapshot from August 1938 captures the joy of cooling down in the Nottawasaga River on a hot summer’s day.

Paving Broadway, 1921

Mar 20, 2023 | Dyanne Rivers

In our first installment of Back Story, we zoom in on the paving of Orangeville’s main street, Broadway, more than 100 years ago.