History Pages

History pages introduces the readers to interesting people, places, and events that I have researched and written about in my writing career that spans more than three decades.


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People, places, and events that extend beyond Owen Sound and the Bruce Peninsula in articles and books have also been very much of interest to myself and my readers. 

History Pages: Trailblazers

Among the characters that you will read about include the man that many consider to be the Georgian Bay’s first pioneer settler, John Vail. In 1825 or 1826, historians are unsure of the actual date, John Vail paddled a canoe from Nottawasaga Bay to Cape Rich. He travelled about a mile beyond the cape, where he discovered an inlet that suited his aspirations. And, there he camped, and ultimately, settled. 

Another trailblazer who gained international recognition as a promoter of conservation and nature preservation was John Muir. For a time, Muir lived in St. Vincent township working as farmhand. He also travelled on the Bruce Peninsula studying and enjoying the rich natural heritage of the region.

And you will find out about the woman who blazed a trail for other women to follow to the Canadian Parliament or provincial legislatures. Agnes Macphail overcame prejudice and overwhelming odds to earn the nomination to run, and win, a seat in the Canadian Parliament.

Stories about the founding of various communities, no matter where they were located, many of them will find their way to this section of this website.

There will also be articles that are interesting stories about unique places, events etc.

I hope you will enjoy these stories, and the many that will make their way to the History Pages section of historyarticles.com.

History Pages

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

Census Takers in 1891 Canada faced difficult obstacles to gather the necessary information but the results were revealing then, and today.

The Glorious Twelfth: A Tradition from Across the Pond which served to both unite and divide pioneer communities.

Maple Syrup: A Pioneer Necessity and a trading commodity for indigenous peoples is now a Sunday morning breakfast treat with pancakes!

Paris Ontario: Who Knew this community had such a unique origin and how the local citizens used that history to protect the environment of their region?

Pioneer Christmas: A Family Tradition as told to me by may grandparents who experienced Christmas as children in the 1880s and 1890s.

"Thank You to a Veteran" - should be something everyone of us should think, and especially say, every day!

From Lochnaw to Manitoulin - A Review this book details through a soldier's diary a trip from Penetanguishene to Manitoulin Island in 1839.

Baseball History in southwestern Ontario has very early beginnings and the dominance of Canadian teams in early competition may be surprising to many readers.

History Pages introduces the readers to interesting people, places, and events that I have researched and written about in my writing career that spans more than three decades.

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