Two Little Railways Made North American HistoryMar 23, 2008 |
The Toronto Grey & Bruce and the Toronto & Nipissing Railways were the first of their kind on the continent.
The Party that Grew: Drummers’ SnackMar 23, 2008 | | Historic Hills
“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 PioneerNov 15, 2007 | | 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 powerJun 21, 2007 | | Back Issues
For a lot of members, it’s more than just a hobby. There’s a connection to some memory.
Rocks of Ages RedefinedJun 21, 2007 | | 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…
Learning to Live with TrainsMar 22, 2007 | | 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 ChildSep 15, 2005 |
Children were expected to work, often in the cruellest of conditions. Destitute, abandoned or orphaned, many children survived by their wits on the street.
African ShadowsNov 19, 1998 |
Black settlers were among the first homesteaders in the hills, but little of their legacy remains.