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Tweedsmuir Memorial Presbyterian Church in Orangeville

Jun 15, 2012 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Summer 2012

Staying the Course for 175 Years: A story of determination and independence in the face of daunting challenge and bewildering change.

Stanton Hotel Mulmur

Mulmur’s Stanton Hotel

Mar 21, 2012 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Spring 2012

The Stanton Hotel is the only stage coach hotel remaining in Mulmur, and one of a tiny few still standing in the Headwaters region.

Show Us the Money!

Nov 21, 2011 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

There were new markets, an expansion in available goods, new opportunities and, above all, a new lifestyle: people here had become connected to the outside world.

Bringing ‘The Word’ to the Wilderness

Sep 9, 2011 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Of the worshippers in Mono Mills he com­plained, “When they should rise, they sit; when they should sit, they continue standing.”

Baseball shirt, bar, ball and mitt

Baseball Memories

Jun 16, 2011 | Ken Weber | Leisure

When baseball fever swept North America in the late nineteenth century, the good people of these hills signed on, but they embraced the game with a unique, local flair.

Image courtesy DCMA P-1360

From Vision to Village

Jun 16, 2011 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

From Market Hill (Mono Mills) to reach what became Horning’s Mills, they built primitive pathways through forty kilometres of virgin forest, slogged around swamps and across streams, and forced their way up almost insurmountable hills.

Dr. Algie delivers a jolt

Mar 23, 2011 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Spring 2011

By the 1880s, poor sanitation had been identified as a major cause of disease and governments were taking action. Here in the hills, newly established health boards had a lot of catching up to do.

Was Christmas ever ‘Old-Fashioned’?

Nov 20, 2010 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Winter 2010

Christmas was once a simple season of carolling and school concerts, of neighbourly greetings and family visits, of tinkling bells and sleigh rides in gently falling snow, all blessedly free of commercial pressure. Well, maybe.

When Local Government Ruled

Sep 13, 2010 | Ken Weber | Autumn 2010 | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue

Before there were boards and commissions and tribunals and official plans, and before there were consultants and mission statements and surveys and regulations and codes, the local municipal council handled almost everything. And fast.

Prohibition pits “wet” vs “dry”

Jun 15, 2010 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Summer 2010

In the 1880s, prohibitionists took the fight for liquor control to the voting booths of the nation. In the hills, choosing “wet” or “dry” became such a hot button that neighbours and whole communities were pulled in different directions.

A Tale of a Jail

Mar 21, 2010 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

When it came into service in 1867, built on land donated by the Village of Brampton, Peel County jail was a grim edifice modelled on England’s notorious Newgate Prison.

Women's Institute

Women’s Institute: For Home and Country

Nov 15, 2009 | Ken Weber

The Women’s Institute has been called the most effective women’s organization ever – with good reason. For over a century, the WI has been welcoming, educating, challenging, improving, supporting and “getting things done.”

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