By Marion Van de Wetering
This album follows the background of Kingston from the founding of castle Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a well-liked vacationer and trip vacation spot. as well as its effective army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, transport, undefined, schooling, and executive within the zone. Many neighborhood voters have prospered drastically from those varied endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain firm to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary below Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's voters have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's significance grew, so too did the effect 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 lifestyles in Kingston over the past century. From the prisoners' quarters at fortress Henry in the course of global conflict 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 used to be department road, those photographs demonstrate either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide files of Canada, the information of Ontario, and Queen's college information, those attractive pictures trap the delight and the soreness of a urban consistently in transition.
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A month after the fire, several measures were adopted in an attempt to prevent a recurrence. The most important of these was a recommendation that wooden buildings be prohibited in the centre of town. Thus, the city that was rebuilt was, by and large, built of stone ... limestone (Spurr, 1970). Glimpses of the Way We Were The white team, c. 1915. , c. 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56127. M. Johns ton. 38 Glimpses of the Way We Were The first Kingston and Pembroke locomotive at the carworks on Montreal Street.
The Hunters refused, believing that reinforcements were en route from Ogdensburg. The refusal was a fatal mistake. Additional troops and heavy artillery had been sent, but to aid the British, not the invaders. On Friday, 59 ^l JCingston^llbum November 16, the fortified British forces made an all-out attack on the Point. A barrage of cannon fire rained down on the windmill, both from the landward side and from two gunboats and a steamer on the river. Although the assault failed to demolish the windmill, it was sufficient to force the Hunters to surrender.
Of excellent capacity for such a small settlement, Kingston Mills proved unpopular with the locals. The lack of roads made transporting grain and timber overland to the site difficult. 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.
A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering