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Sir Francis Bond Head, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, whose arrogant misreading of the political situation had helped bring about the 1837 uprising, issued a proclamation offering a £1ooo reward for capture of Mackenzie.

The Rebellion of 1837: Not Just Montgomery’s Tavern

Nov 17, 2012 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Web Extras | Winter 2012

William Lyon Mackenzie’s brief foray in Toronto seems to get all the attention but the fighting in 1837-38 had a far wider base.  Several hundred rebels led by Charles Duncombe were on their way from Brantford to join Mackenzie but dispersed near Hamilton when they learned of the defeat at Montgomery’s Tavern.  Duncombe joined Mackenzie…

Eleanor, her brother Howard, and her Eaton’s Beauty Doll, playing on the first-floor roof at the rear of the hotel, overlooking the barns. Photo Courtesy Eleanor Mcmillan Jamieson.

Memories of Broadway

Sep 13, 2012 | Tony Reynolds | Back Issues

The creamery was where The Banner is now. Every two weeks Mom would send me over to pick up three pounds of butter and a large can of buttermilk.

Dealing with a Nightmare: The 1947 Palgrave Fire

Sep 13, 2012 | Ken Weber | Autumn 2012 | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue

In the days before 
modern firefighting, 
nothing frightened 
a small community 
– or pulled it together 
more powerfully – 
than a major blaze. 
The 1947 Palgrave fire 
was one such case.

Tweedsmuir Window

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 | Historic Hills

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 | Historic Hills

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.

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