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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM262O_the-macdonald-cartier-freeway_Mallorytown-Ontario.html
This plaque commemorates the completion of the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway 401), the longest freeway operated without tolls by a single highway authority in North America. Covering 510 miles between Windsor on the United States border and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XD0_the-thousand-islands-historical_Mallorytown-Ontario.html
The Thousand Islands are the roots of an ancient Precambrian mountain range ground down by successive glaciations to granite bedrock. Over the centuries the bare, gnarled hills were covered with rich forests and carpets of wildflowers. Where the S…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XCZ_the-darling-store-le-magasin-darling-historical_Mallorytown-Ontario.html
Long before roads penetrated the dense forests of the Thousand Islands, the St. Lawrence River was the highway to the interior of Canada. Vessels of all types plied the waters. Bateaux and durham boats carried produce from nearby farms to be trad…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XCS_darlingside-historical_Mallorytown-Ontario.html
Darlingside is a rare surviving example of the wood depots which provided an essential fuelling service during the early phase of steamboat navigation on Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River. Thomas Darling, a Scottish immigrant, acquired…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XCQ_st-james-memorial-church-historical_Kemptville-Ontario.html
This Church was erected "to the honour of Almighty God and in memory of the late Venerable Archdeacon Patton, first Rector of this Parish." The cornerstone was laid on 28th. May 1878 by the Rt. Rev. John Travers Lewis, Lord Bishop of Ontario. Half…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XCO_prescott-street-bridge-historical_Kemptville-Ontario.html
The South Branch of the Rideau River has played a vital part in the history of Kemptville. The small settlement, first known as "The Branch" when it was established in the early 1800s, then became known as Clothier's Mill before it was renamed Kem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XC2_thousand-islands-bridge-system-historical_Mallorytown-Ontario.html
The tons of explosives, concrete and steel used to create the five spans of the bridge system only hint of the tremendous efforts to create the bridge system. Glad of getting work in the Great Depression, the workers took any job they could and la…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OW2_private-john-henry-harry-brown_Gananoque-Ontario.html
John Henry Brown enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 18 August 1916 and reported to the 10th battalion in France in late June 1917.On 15 August his unit captured Hill 70, just east of Vimy Ridge. But on 16 August it was counter-attacke…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVX_the-founding-of-maitland_Brockville-Ontario.html
In this vicinity, the site of a shipyard used during both the late French and early British periods, a village plot was laid out in 1824 for Jehiel and Ziba Phillips. Adjacent to it George Longley, a recent English emigrant, acquired an estate on …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVW_dorothy-martha-dumbrille_Ontario.html
Described as a writer "having a mission", this novelist, poet and historian authored ten books. Born in Crysler, she was the daughter of an Anglican priest, The Venerable Archdeacon Rupert J. Dumbrille and his wife. She lived in many Eastern Ontar…
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