By Marion Van de Wetering
This album follows the heritage of Kingston from the founding of fortress Frontenac and the accompanying French payment of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a well-liked vacationer and commute vacation spot. as well as its positive army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, delivery, undefined, schooling, and executive within the zone. Many neighborhood voters have prospered significantly from those diversified endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large transport and James Richardson's grain firm to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary lower than 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. multiple hundred black-and-white images accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all points of lifestyles in Kingston over the past century. From the prisoners' quarters at castle Henry in the course of international conflict I and the fireplace in urban corridor, to the bustle of industry sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of street which was once department road, those images show either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide information of Canada, the files of Ontario, and Queen's collage data, those attractive photos seize the delight and the soreness of a urban continuously in transition.
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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 1825, Clowes recommended the building of a canal five feet deep, with locks eighty feet long and fifteen feet wide. The British government, mindful of the strategic importance of such a canal, immediately took over the venture, and in 1826 dispatched Lieutenant-Colonel John By to oversee the enormous project. The initial plans approved by the government stipulated that the canal have a depth of four feet, and that the locks be eighty feet long and twenty feet wide. Upon reviewing the proposed route, By made several alterations to the scheme, suggesting that the total depth be increased by a foot, and that the locks be made 150 feet long and fifty feet wide to accommodate larger steam The Mitzi exiting Kingston Mills Lock, 1914.
55 j# JCingston^Ilbum Lowering the flag, Battlefield School of Signalling. National Archives of Canada #PA-110416. Photographer: W. Harold Reid. 56 Glimpses of the Way We Were Military pipe band, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56116. M. Johns ton. 57 ^l JCingston^llbum Soldiers grooming horses, Barriefield camp, 1915. National Archives of Canada #PA-6I464. John Boyd collection. 58 Glimpses of the Way We Were M any people dissatisfied by British rule in Canada went to the United States in the early nineteenth century.