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When the Canal was closed on Sundays

When the Canal was closed on Sundays

This week's history column recalls when the Sabbath Observance law was strictly enforced on the canal. Taken from Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932, published by John H. Thompson.
Remember when stone replaced wooden locks?

Remember when stone replaced wooden locks?

In this week's history column, we recall when the first wooden Welland Canal locks were replaced with stone; from Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932, published by John H. Thompson
Welland canal workers slip on quicksands; paid 63 cents a day

Welland canal workers slip on quicksands; paid 63 cents a day

In this week's history column, we recall the plight of canal workers, taken from Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932, Published by John H. Thompson.
When the first Welland Canal sod was turned

When the first Welland Canal sod was turned

In this week's Remember This, we recall the momentous occasion when the first sod was turned by the Welland Canal Company, taken from Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932, published by John H. Thompson
Remember This? When women didn’t attend fairs

Remember This? When women didn’t attend fairs

In this week's history column, taken from Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932, we recall Thorold's rich agricultural heritage, and how the 1851 fair was held in a field near the City Hotel
Weary travelers took roadside refuge at Allanburg's Black Horse Inn

Weary travelers took roadside refuge at Allanburg's Black Horse Inn

Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932 Published by John H. Thompson
Infamous Canadian criminal murders constable in Port Robinson’s Jordan’s Hotel

Infamous Canadian criminal murders constable in Port Robinson’s Jordan’s Hotel

Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932 Published by John H. Thompson
Father McDonagh cracks horse whip to control canal worker race riots

Father McDonagh cracks horse whip to control canal worker race riots

Info for this colourful history column was taken from Thorold Township and Town, 1786-1932. Published by John H. Thompson
Donnelly's legend lives on in Thorold

Donnelly's legend lives on in Thorold

In this edition of Remember This, February 4, 2019 marks 139th anniversary of Canada’s most famous family murders
When Port Robinson outrivalled St. Catharines and Buffalo in trade

When Port Robinson outrivalled St. Catharines and Buffalo in trade

From Thorold Town and Township, 1786-1932, Published by John H. Thomspon