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Oshawa's John Beaton

The photograph below is of JE Beaton’s store at 27-29 Simcoe Street South; the date of the photograph is unknown.  John Sidey Beaton was the proprietor, who was born in Pickering Village in 1857, and moved to Oshawa in 1872.  639 more words



When: May 5th 3-5pm
Where: Bevier House Museum 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401
What’s being discussed: Elverhoj: Ulster County’s Arts and Crafts Colony at Milton-On-Hudson, 1912-1934
Presenter: Dr. William Rhoads

Local History

Mapping Tools

Google Earth Pro showing a 1940 Travis County Highway Map overlay and some waypoints

Continuing on the mapping theme, I wanted to talk about a few tools I use for my mapping activities. 488 more words

Aerial Photography

It takes a team to preserve history

*Note: This essay was published in the Colorado Springs Gazette print edition on April 19, 2019. It can also be found online here, an image of the column is included below, as well as the text of the essay. 695 more words

Colorado Springs Gazette

Maria Cockrell Part 10: Maria visits the Vatican and hears of trouble at home

In January 1877 Maria travels from Florence to Rome and stays there until the middle of March. On the 20th January she writes Jimmy a birthday letter from the Hotel de Milan, Florence. 1,421 more words


Just Agnes from Somewhere

On my afternoon walk yesterday I bumped into the second great-granddaughter of Agnes in Glen Gardens. From the comfort of her mobility scooter, Ann was keeping an eye on her own great-granddaughter in the children’s playground. 373 more words


Notice of 61st Annual General Meeting

Please note: This post will be continually updated with relevant information and links regarding the AGM.

The 61st Annual General Meeting of the Oshawa Historical Society will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7pm.   71 more words

Oshawa Historical Society