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By Marion Van de Wetering

ISBN-10: 0888822006

ISBN-13: 9780888822000

ISBN-10: 155488053X

ISBN-13: 9781554880539

This album follows the heritage 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 shuttle vacation spot. as well as its effective army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, transport, undefined, schooling, and executive within the sector. Many neighborhood voters have prospered drastically from those varied endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the increase instances of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain firm to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary less than Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's electorate have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's significance grew, so too did the impression 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 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 used to be department highway, those images show either the momentous events within the city's heritage and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide documents of Canada, the documents of Ontario, and Queen's collage data, those attractive pictures catch the satisfaction and the ache of a urban continuously in transition.

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Queens University Archives #PG-K 121-3. 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.

The surprise attack, which he had hoped would carry the day, was out of the question, as they had already been in Canadian waters for twenty-four hours. Fortunately, they had landed at an incredibly defensible position. The windmill and surrounding buildings were built of stone and offered excellent protection from the attacking British. This, coupled with the fact that the Hunters believed Canadians would join them, enticed them to hold their ground. British forces began the attack on the Hunters on Tuesday morning.

Half the windows in town were broken, and doors along Brock Street were blown open by the force of the blast. The explosion literally knocked the exhausted firefighters off their feet. Paralysed by the shock of the blast, as well as the magnitude of the disaster, the townspeople were slow to react. The flames were fanned by the gale, and the fire gained new vigour, racing westward, and consuming all the buildings along the market. The fire was finally subdued near dawn just before it engulfed the Commercial Bank building.

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