A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering

By Marion Van de Wetering

This album follows the background of Kingston from the founding of fortress Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a favored vacationer and trip vacation spot. as well as its nice army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, delivery, undefined, schooling, and govt within the area. Many neighborhood voters have prospered enormously from those diversified endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the increase instances of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain company to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary below Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's electorate have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's value grew, so too did the impact its population had over the past days of the unified colony and the 1st of the fledgling Dominion. Sir John Graves Simcoe made Kingston his domestic for a time, as did Lord Sydenham and Sir John A. Macdonald. a couple of hundred black-and-white photos accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all elements of existence in Kingston over the past century. From the prisoners' quarters at citadel Henry in the course of global battle I and the hearth in urban corridor, to the bustle of marketplace sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of highway which was once department road, those pictures exhibit either the momentous events within the city's heritage and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide records of Canada, the information of Ontario, and Queen's collage records, those attractive images seize the delight and the discomfort of a urban consistently in transition.

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The company was bought outright by Canadian Pacific in the early 1900s (Bennett and McCuaig, 1981). Entrance, Eagle Lake Phosphate Mine. National Archives of Canada #PA-50972. Photographer: Horatio Nelson Topley. 43 jtf JCingston^Ilbum Camping near Washburn Mills Locks, September 1913. National Archives of Canada #PA-16801. Photographer: HJ. Woodside. 44 Glimpses of the Way We Were Camping near Kingston Mills, September 1913. National Archives of Canada #PA-16802. Photographer: HJ. Woodside. 45 ^S- JCingston^llbum Lower Lock, Rideau Canal, c.

The citizens, including the children, turned out en masse to fight the blaze. Aided by the military, who provided much in the way of materials as well as manpower, it seemed in the first few hours that the damage could be confined to the waterfront despite the heavy winds. m. nearly one hundred kegs of gunpowder, improperly stored in a warehouse on the wharf, ignited. The explosion rocked the town and propelled burning timbers hundreds of feet from the waterfront. Half the windows in town were broken, and doors along Brock Street were blown open by the force of the blast.

In addition, the constant wind blowing inland from the lake made floating the sawn lumber back to the settlement by water time consuming. In 1791, the Constitutional Act was passed, ending the Crown's milling monopolies. Since the government would now be in competition with private ventures, they decided to lease the mills for a set annual fee. For the next forty years, several tenants tried to turn a profit at Kingston Mills, but were mostly unsuccessful. Finally, in 1840, the lease was transferred back to the military (MacKay, 1977).

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