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History Articles Will Fascinate You With Real Stories Of The Past

History articles is a website dedicated to exploring the wonderful world of history through articles, book reviews, books and many other venues.

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Owen Sound Businesses: 1920s

Owen Sound Businesses: 1920s were owned and operated by families who had deep roots in the community and their efforts had brought success to the community

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News of War: The 1940s

News of War: The 1940s was supposed to provide the world with a respite after the hardship of the 1930s depression. However World War Two brought more hardship

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The 1940's: An Eventful Decade

The 1940's: An Eventful Decade in Owen Sound and Grey County: A war; a surprising political event; sports celebrations and much more.

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Canada's First Pharmacy Chain

The Owen Sound-based drug store chain of Parker and Cattle is credited with being the first pharmacy chain store enterprise in Canada.

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A Pioneer Community: Driftwood Crossing

A Pioneer Community: Driftwood Crossing, at the southern-most part of the Saugeen/Bruce Peninsula was at the midpoint between the Georgian Bay and Huron coasts

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About the Knight's of Meaford

The Knight's of Meaford have long history in that Grey County community. Their business forged by early settlers employed many locals and supported the economy

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U.S. President Taft Visits Owen Sound

U.S. President Taft Visits Owen Sound Ontario, a Georgian Bay port in a momentous winter of events in 1920 as Owen Sound celebrated its incorporation as a city.

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Pioneer Campers: Hope Bay

Pioneer Campers: Hope Bay mostly considered the peninsula untamed wilderness and some of the locals were not about to disappoint them!

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Pioneer Doctor: Dr. James Smith

Pioneer Doctor: Dr. James Smith, a local boy who became a doctor and served his community for his entire life was a testament to Grey County community spirit.

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Mildmay Ontario

Mildmay Ontario overcame competition from other communities to claim its spot in Carrick Township on an important settlement route to the Lake Huron shoreline.

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Owen Sound Stories: On the Attack!

Owen Sound Stories: On the Attack! Throughout the history of the community, citizens were not afraid to go on the attack to promote the needs of their town.

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Pioneer Theatre in Owen Sound

Pioneer Theatre in Owen Sound was a big hit in Owen Sound and across southern Ontario, Vaudevillians like Perth Ontario's Marx Brothers played to full houses.

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Water Quality in Owen Sound

Water Quality in Owen Sound has been an issue since the 1840s, two Owen Sound entrepreneurs in the 1870s attempted to rectify the situation.

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Baseball History in Southwestern Ontario

Baseball History in Southwestern Ontario is rich, and surprisingly longer than one might expect, actually setting historical precedents!

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