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Stanton School : This photo of the school was taken before Bill and Irene Knisley began the renovations that would turn it into their retirement home. The original school was built in 1868 and the second room at the back in the 1880s. Photo courtesy of Irene Knisley.

Home and School

Sep 15, 2008 | Susan Greer | Back Issues

The sound of children’s laughter still echoes up the hillside at SS#1 Stanton, attended by four generations of the writer’s family, including the school’s current occupants who have made it their home.

Natural Enemies: Horse vs Automobile

Sep 15, 2008 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Just over a century ago the horseless carriage chugged into these rural hills and ran head on into a horse-reliant culture. What began as a novelty soon became a nuisance, sparking a battle for supremacy on the roads.

Bad Night on Caledon Mountain

Jun 20, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues

On a cold, dark November night in 1941, just when the war news from Europe was bleaker than ever, a fatal plane crash in Caledon Township showed that even training for war was perilous.

Sodom and Gomorrah? Melancthon Township?

Jun 20, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Summer 2008

Screaming headlines in Toronto newspapers turned an 1897 trial in Shelburne into a Canada-wide sensation, painting Melancthon as a hotbed of arson, fraud, perjury and intimidation.

Yesterday’s Superstore: A Tribute to the Old General Store

Mar 23, 2008 | Ken Weber

In the Waldemar store, pop was five cents in the 1940s (seven cents if you took it outside, but there was a two-cent bottle return).

Narrow Gauge Through the Bush

Two Little Railways Made North American History

Mar 23, 2008 | Tony Reynolds

The Toronto Grey & Bruce and the Toronto & Nipissing Railways were the first of their kind on the continent.

The Party that Grew: Drummers’ Snack

Mar 23, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Spring 2008

“We did not see a drunken man on the grounds,” observed the Advocate (although the paper did wonder who rang the park bell at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning).

Memoirs of a Caledon Pioneer

Nov 15, 2007 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

After the ox cart driver bid farewell and left us, and I began to clear away the snow where we were to lay our bed.

Iron Ladies: An Obsession with antique power

Jun 21, 2007 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

For a lot of members, it’s more than just a hobby. There’s a connection to some memory.

Rocks of Ages Redefined

Jun 21, 2007 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

If there is one elemental resource we can count on in this region, it is rocks. Our practical forebears cleared them laboriously from the land, by hand and with horse power, and used them to build their homes, fences and barn foundations. Now, as the old barns crumble and former farmlands are “gentrified,” those rocks…

Learning to Live with Trains

Mar 22, 2007 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Spring 2007

Railroads brought a giant step in technology to the people of these fair hills, a step that took some getting used to. Although the new technology promised commercial progress and an easier lifestyle, it came at a price.

Home Child

Sep 15, 2005 | Bernadette Hardaker | Back Issues

Children were expected to work, often in the cruellest of conditions. Destitute, abandoned or orphaned, many children survived by their wits on the street.

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