By Marion Van de Wetering
This album follows the heritage of Kingston from the founding of castle Frontenac and the accompanying French payment of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a favored vacationer and trip vacation spot. as well as its high-quality army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, delivery, undefined, schooling, and govt within the sector. Many neighborhood electorate have prospered enormously from those diversified endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain company to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary lower than Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's voters have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's significance grew, so too did the impression 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 pictures accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all elements of lifestyles in Kingston over the past century. From the prisoners' quarters at citadel Henry in the course of global conflict I and the hearth in urban corridor, to the bustle of marketplace sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of highway which used to be department highway, those images demonstrate either the momentous events within the city's heritage and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide information of Canada, the information of Ontario, and Queen's college information, those attractive pictures trap the satisfaction and the ache of a urban continually in transition.
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The initial plans approved by the government stipulated that the canal have a depth of four feet, and that the locks be eighty feet long and twenty feet wide. Upon reviewing the proposed route, By made several alterations to the scheme, suggesting that the total depth be increased by a foot, and that the locks be made 150 feet long and fifty feet wide to accommodate larger steam The Mitzi exiting Kingston Mills Lock, 1914. National Archives of Canada #PA143622. Photographer: RussellK. Odell. 47 vessels.
Measures recommended by the new board of health as well as civilian committees included the maintenance of a hospital specifically for cholera cases, a general cleaning up of the town and removal of rubbish, and the establishment of a quarantine on ships, which were expected to anchor one hundred yards out in Kingston harbour. These measures were, on the whole, fairly successful. Although by summer's end 255 cases of cholera had been reported, and ninety-seven individuals had succumbed to the disease, the town numbered over four thousand, making the death toll a mere fraction of the population.
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. Queens University Archives #PG-K 121-3. 55 j# JCingston^Ilbum Lowering the flag, Battlefield School of Signalling. National Archives of Canada #PA-110416. Photographer: W. Harold Reid. 56 Glimpses of the Way We Were Military pipe band, 1916.