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Bruce Peninsula Towns & Villages

Towns & Villages
The 12th of July and Dominion Day Celebrations 
Allenford United Church 
A Pioneer Community: Driftwood Crossing 
Land Auction in Amabel Township 
Barrow Bay Ontario
Bruce Peninsula Municipal Politics
Bruce Peninsula Newspapers Rivalry 
Dyer's Bay Ontario
Elsinore Ontario
Hepworth Ontario
Lion's Head 
Park Head 
Sauble Beach: 1950s called Canada's Daytona Beach
Sauble Beach Ontario 
Stokes Bay 
Tobermory Ontario 
Tobermory Ontario Tourism 
Tobermory Pioneers 
Tupper Murray 
Wiarton Ontario 
Wiarton had Ambitions to Succeed 
Wiarton News
Wiarton Beet Industry
Wiarton Ontario's First Newspaper

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Getting to the Bruce Peninsula
Bruce Peninsula Lumber History 
Bruce Peninsula Lumbering 
Bruce Peninsula Municipal Politics 
Bruce Peninsula Travel Routes 
Bruce Peninsula winters could be difficult
Colpoys Bay Vista - Awesome! 
Forest Products on the Bruce Peninsula 
Gillies Lake: aka Ghost Lake 
Great Grey Owls on the Bruce Peninsula 
Pioneer Campers: Hope Bay 
Pioneer Missionary James Atkey 
Pioneer tourists 
Pioneer Vacations on the Bruce Peninsula 
A Flowerpot Island cruise 
Travel the Bruce: Owen Sound to Wiarton 
Travel the Bruce: Wiarton to Tobermory  
Bruce Peninsula  

More Georgian Bay Sailing Stories

Lighthouses were vital
Recreational Boating on Georgian Bay
Great Lakes Recreational Boating  
Yachts on Georgian Bay 
Georgian Bay Ferry Boat Service 
Ferry boat service after 1930 
1867 Election Meant Sailing to the Soo
A Flowerpot Island boat trip 
Chicora the first stage of an 1871 Great Lakes tour 
Chicora the final stage of an 1871 cruise 
Historic Vacations: King's Royal Park 
Sailing the Lake Huron Shoreline 
Sailing Lake Huron Shoreline Part 2 
Georgian Bay Sailing 
Boating for Recreation on Georgian Bay 

Georgian Bay Shipping

List of Lighthouses on the Great Lakes
Georgian Bay Ships: A List
1885: A Memorable Summer Job 
Hindman Transportation Company 
Owen Sound Harbour – A Photographic History
Commercial Great Lakes Fishing  
A Georgian Bay fishing vacation 
The Georgian Bay Mackinaw
Great Lakes fishing 
Great Lakes Fishing History 
Georgian Bay Travel Before the Winter Freeze-Up 
A Harbinger of Spring on the Great Lakes 
Lumber Hookers 
Mapmakers on Georgian Bay 
Paddling Georgian Bay & Pondering
Parry Sound Shipping History 
Parry Sound’s shipping history 2 
Sailing Season Closing: A Frantic Time on Peninsula 
Ship Captain Andrew Port 
Ships Stuck in Ice: The Oak Glen 
Lake Huron shipwrecks, the Hibou 
Shipwrecks: The "Asia" 
Masters, Mates, and Pilots Association 
Pioneer Travel Aboard the Fly  
Sailing Stories: the Captain Who Smelled his way into Port 
Sailing Story: The Voyage of the Prince Alfred 
The Summer of 1844 was No Picnic 
The CPR Grain Elevator Fire of 1911 
Georgian Bay shipping  

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About Owen Sound

12-year-old Walks to Owen Sound in 1851 
In the 1920s, Owen Sound got New Elevators 
The 1930s Were Not All Bad 
The 1944-1945 Grey North By-Election 
1950s a Decade of Change 
1960s: Owen Sound's Education Expansion
1960s Owen Sound marked a period of change 
The Bible was the Law 
Blazes! Fires were a problem 
Brooke: A brief history 
Charles Rankin, I Presume
The cost of living in 1900 in Owen Sound 
The CPR Grain Elevator Fire of 1911 
Black History: Emancipation Day 
Black History in Owen Sound
Black History: The Underground Railway
Black History of Owen Sound: Version 2
A Curvy Route to Toronto 
Billy Bishop: Owen Sound Hero 
John Harrison - A Tough Owen Sound Pioneer 
William Harrison, The Source of John Harrison's Grit
John Muir
Black Clawson Kennedy: An Iconic Owen Sound Industry 
Amalgamation In and Around Owen Sound 
Canada' First Pharmacy Chain Store
DC Taylor: Owen Sound Entrepreneur 
Jimmy Grant was a high wire walker 
Owen Sound Businesses: 1920s 
Owen Sound's centennial celebrations in 1957 
Owen Sound: Dry Gulch Canada 
First Cars in Owen Sound 
The harbour history of Owen Sound 
Owen Sound's lacrosse tradition 
The Owen Sound Library Owen Sound's Police Force 
Hillcrest School Memories 
News of War: The 1940s 
Owen Sound 1840 Onward! 
Owen Sound's First Newspaper: The Comet 
Owen Sound's First Town Council 
Owen Sound Tavern Bylaw (1857) 
Owen Sound's 1857 Bylaw: Dog Control
Owen Sound CPR Strike 
Owen Sound CPR Link 
Owen Sound Entrepreneurs: S.J. Parker & Richard Notter 
Owen Sound 1920 Stories 
Owen Sound 1920s
Owen Sound Hospital History Owen Sound Softball and Baseball has a Long Tradition 
Owen Sound Stories: On the Attack! 
Owen Sound Street Names 
O.S.C.V.I.: the History of an Owen Sound High School 
Pioneer Story of a Child in 1846 Owen Sound 
Pioneer Story of a Child in 1846 (Part 2) 
Pioneer Theatre was a big hit in Owen Sound 
U.S. President Taft Visited Owen Sound Ontario
Ship arrivals 
Some Interesting 20th Century Events in Owen Sound
Sunday Work Laws 
The 1940's: An Eventful Decade
Wawanekas: Fastball pioneers 
Political Corruption in 1852 Owen Sound? 
Emily Pankhurst Visits Owen Sound
Owen Sound Church History: First United Church 
Lacrosse History in Owen Sound 
Pioneer Ingenuity: Building Lime Kilns 
Boosterism in 1890s Owen Sound 
A pioneer home 
Pioneer justice 
CPR Grain Elevator Fire 
Reverend Ryerson Visits Owen Sound 
The Leith Golf Course 
Fenians: A Threat
Inglis Falls 
A.M. Stephens 
Pioneer industry: William Kennedy 
Pioneer Resort: King's Royal Park 
Sailing stories: Owen Sound Shipbuilding 
Spanish Flu Impacted Owen Sound, Ontario 
The summer of 1844 
Golf Course Review: Stone Tree 
Owen Sound Ontario: A Unique Perspective
Water Quality in Owen Sound 
Owen Sound

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About Owen Sound Hockey History

The 1920s Owen Sound Hockey Stars 
The 1927 Owen Sound Greys 
Benny Grant: Memorial Cup Champ grew up in Owen Sound 
"Buck" Jones 
The Chin Brothers 
Ralph "Cooney" Weiland 
The Crescent Club 
"Cyclone" Taylor 
Doug Brindley: From Maple Draft Choice to a role in Slap Shot
The Durham Yellowjackets hockey team 
Goalie "Red" Henry
"Hap" Day 
Norm Locking Chicago Black Hawks 
Harry Lumley 
Henry Kelso: Owen Sound Sports Legend 
Junior Hockey Commentary
Meaford Knights Hockey
Newspaper Sports: Owen Sound Hockey History 
Owen Sound Hockey's early history 
Owen Sound was a Hockey Hotbed in 1950-51
The 1959-60 Owen Sound Greys: A Tough Act to Follow
The 1960s Owen Sound Greys Stars 
Owen Sound Attack
Owen Sound Goalies
Some Great Owen Sound Greys
Owen Sound Hockey Heritage 
Owen Sound Junior Hockey History 
Owen Sound's New Arena in 1938 
Owen Sound Platers: Ray McKelvie 
Pat McReavy 
Paul MacDermid
"Red" Armstrong
"Red" Leckie 
Southampton hockey history 
Tommy Burlington: the Greatest North American Never to Play in the NHL 
Owen Sound Hockey History 

More Great Hockey History Stories

Syl Apps
Jean Beliveau
Tommy Burlington: the Greatest North American Never to Play in the NHL 
Alex Faulkner: NHL Pioneer 
Forbes Kennedy 
Ted "Teeder" Kennedy 
Hockey history: Florida 
Larry Jeffrey 
"Rocket" Richard
Paul Henderson: A Canadian Hockey Hero
W.O.A.A. - Western Ontario Athletic Association 
Hockey history 

History Pages

Baseball History in Southwestern Ontario 
Census Takers in 1891 Canada 
The Glorious Twelfth: A Tradition from Across the Pond 
Maple Syrup: A Pioneer Necessity 
Paris Ontario: Who Knew 
Pioneer Christmas: A Family Tradition 
"Thank You to a Veteran" 
From Lochnaw to Manitoulin Baseball History 
History Pages 

Bruce County History

Bruce County history 
The "Battleship By-Election" 
Bruce Road 3: A Colonization Road 
British Peerage a Source for Township Names
Chesley Ontario Welcomes the Krug Brothers 
Billy Crawford: Pioneering Spirit Personified
Frozen Rivers & Lakes can be Hazardous
Kincardine Ontario's First Settlers 
The Krug Impact on Chesley Ontario 
Wilfrid Laurier
Mildmay Ontario 
Pioneer Diaries
The pioneer settlement in Arran Township 
Port Elgin Ontario 
Southampton's early history 
Southampton Ontario Suffered a Major Fire in 1886
Tara Ontario's Mill 
Walkerton Ontario

More Grey County Pages

12-year-old Walks to Owen Sound in 1851 
1st Grey County Building in 1852 
Dr. Anna Henry  
Egremont Township 
Euphrasia Township in the early years 
Georgian Bay's 1st pioneer settler 
Grey County Heritage: A Valuable Resource 
Grey County's Creation  
Unlikely Hero From Grey County (Part 1)
An Unlikely Hero Vs. The KKK (Part 2) 
Barn Raising: A Pioneer Economic and Social Necessity 
"Barring Out": A Pioneer School Tradition 
Ceylon Ontario: How it Got its Name
Chatsworth Ontario: First Settlers 
Clearing Trees a Daunting Task for Settlers 
Dornoch: or is it Smithville? 
First Pioneer in Durham: Archibald Hunter 
Durham Ontario Influenced by the Saugeen River
Grey County Bylaws to the 1890s 
John Muir
A Heroic Woman From Grey County 
Jesse James: In Grey County? 
Kilsyth's Train Engine 
The Knight's of Meaford 
Leith: Tom Thomson's Birthplace
Leith Golf Course 
Agnes Macphail 
Markdale Ontario: The Beginning
Meaford's history 
Meaford Ontario 
Meaford vs Purdytown
Pioneer Clergyman: John Neelands 
Pioneer Doctor: Dr. James Smith
Pioneer Healthcare in Grey and Bruce 
Pioneer Homes in Grey County
Pioneer Ingenuity 
Pioneer Christmas: A Family Tradition 
Pioneer Settlement Plans for Grey County 
A pioneer road surveyor's impact on the local history 
Pioneer Teachers in Grey and Bruce Counties 
Plowing Match in Grey County in 1933 
Settling Osprey Township
Swamp College: Proton Township
Sydenham Township's First Council 
The Impact of Snow is not what is Used to be! 
Unique Characters: Nathaniel Herriman 
Unique Maps: Quilts Guided the Underground Railroad 
The Women's Institute 

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