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 shuttle vacation spot. as well as its nice army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, transport, undefined, schooling, and executive within the sector. Many neighborhood voters have prospered tremendously 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. 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 road, those images exhibit either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide information of Canada, the documents of Ontario, and Queen's college records, those attractive pictures seize the satisfaction and the ache of a urban continually in transition.
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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. Some Canadians who went, like the leader of the Reformers, William Lyon Mackenzie, spoke out against the supposed tyranny in their native land and tried to stir up anti-British sentiment in the States.
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.
Finally, in 1840, the lease was transferred back to the military (MacKay, 1977). The grocer's wagon. Queens University Archives #PG-K 185- 51 jfl JCingston^llbum King Street at night, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56126. M. Johnston. 52 Glimpses of the Way We Were Streetlights on Princess Street, 1915. National Archives of Canada #PA-56163. M. Johnston. 53 ^l JCingston^Ilbum County Court House, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56149. M. Johnston. 54 Glimpses of the Way We Were King Street, 1916.