Grimsby Park : We have always maintained...
The Independent (Grimsby, Ontario), Thursday April 24, 1890

Livingston, James A., Author
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Thursday April 24, 1890
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Summer of 1890
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.53291
Grimsby Historical Society Archives
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We have always maintained that Grimsby Park was not advertised enough. It is not as universally known in Canada as Saratoga is in the United States, nor as well known in Ontario as "Chautauqua" is in the eastern and northern parts of the United States. Every town in Ontario should have representatives living at Grimsby Park every year. But instead of such being the case, there are many town in Ontario, the inhabitants of which know nothing whatever of Grimsby Park, nor have they any very correct way of finding out. It is true that a large number of programs are printed and distributed each year, but when one takes into consideration the fact that there are lots of people living within five miles of Grimsby Park, who never see a program, it is not to be wondered at that these programs can only do but a mere trifle towards advertising the Park, throughout Ontario. Not only does the Park need advertising, to bring it before the notice of the people who have not heard of it, but also to correct false ideas that have got abroad about its management etc. These false ideas have been spread, by by the people and the newspapers, just as gossips often spread slander, simply for the sake of saying something and also because they are in total ignorance of the true state of affairs. And while we are on this point we might just say that we have often heard Grimsby Park denounced as a " huge swindle," " an overbearing monopoly," "a religious humbug" etc. etc., by men who had never visited Grimsby Park and who when questioned by us, admitted that they were in entire ignorance of the way that Grimsby Park was managed, did not know anything of its workings nor in fact did not know why they called it those vile names, except that " they had heard that such was the

case." Now this is simply the result of

ignorance of the subject in hand or as is sometimes the case " false knowledge" of it. To combat both of these things a true and concise history of Grimsby Park should be published, setting forth its foundation, its objects, its management, its beauties, its advantages, its accommodations, its healthfulness as a resting place, as a pleasure resort, as a place of entertainment, as a place of instruction etc. etc. Not only should all the beauties of the Park be set forth but those of the surrounding country as well. What form this history should take is not for us to say, we throw out the idea and the managers of the Park can use it if they like. Two facts, however, we will lay before them, 1st. Grimsby Park is not known as it should be. 2nd. Newspaper advertising is the cheapest, the best and the most far reaching.

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