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  • Handling Peaches by the Carload
    Text  The Canadian Horticulturalist, August, 1920     Newspaper clippings with article about Niagara fruit industry, published in Fruit Edition of The Canadian Horticulturalist. Fruit growers and farms mentioned: C. Howard Fisher of Dulverton Fruit Farm, at Queenston; H. Usher of the Niagara Fruit Company; Riverscourt Farm; Larkin Farms; F. L. Furminger's place in St.Catharines. Some parts of ...
    Text  The Canadian Horticulturalist, August, 1920   Newspaper clippings with article about Niagara fruit industry, published in Fruit Edition of The Canadian Horticulturalist. Fruit growers and farms mentioned: C. Howard Fisher of Dulverton Fruit Farm, at Queenston; ...
  • Frank Digweed, former worker for Larkin farms and NPC
    Text       Newspaper clipping (including obituary) about Frank Digweed, former employee of Larkin Farms in Queenston and Niagara Parks Commission, published in the local newspaper.
    Text     Newspaper clipping (including obituary) about Frank Digweed, former employee of Larkin Farms in Queenston and Niagara Parks Commission, published in the local newspaper.
  • Glencairn Hall in Queenston, 1904
    Image       "A picnic for the soap factory employees of J. D. Larkin of Buffalo, N.Y. [Picture] given by Mrs. Howard Slingerland of St. Davids, Ont. 1975"
    Image     "A picnic for the soap factory employees of J. D. Larkin of Buffalo, N.Y. [Picture] given by Mrs. Howard Slingerland of St. Davids, Ont. 1975"
  • Photo taken from top of Brock's Monument toward side of present Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and old Larkin farm.
    Imagecomment       Reverse: "Early 1900s. Photo taken from top of Brock's Monument toward side of present Lewiston Queenston Bridge and old Larkin farm. Oat field was property of Hudson Usher in time of exposure. This property adjoining Queenston Heights Park taken over by Niagara Parks Comm. around 1928-29"
    Imagecomment     Reverse: "Early 1900s. Photo taken from top of Brock's Monument toward side of present Lewiston Queenston Bridge and old Larkin farm. Oat field was property of Hudson Usher in time ...
  • Lionel Orbell, veteran shepherd for Larkin Farms shown with some of 250 Southdowns sheep.
    Image       Reverse: "Lionel Orbell, shepherd farmer for 30 years shown with a few of 250 Southdowns."
    Image     Reverse: "Lionel Orbell, shepherd farmer for 30 years shown with a few of 250 Southdowns."
  • New Farm Replaces Old - from Larkin Farms to Old Meadow Farm
    TextImage  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Family Herald and Weekly Star, September 1, 1948     Articles about a history of Larkin Farms in Queenston written by J. M. Huggins and published by local newspapers. Full titles: "New Farm Replaces Old. Changes in control have changed Larkin Farms to Old Meadow Farm, but many old retainers remain." Published by Family Herald and Weekly Star. October, 1948. ...
    TextImage  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Family Herald and Weekly Star, September 1, 1948   Articles about a history of Larkin Farms in Queenston written by J. M. Huggins and published by local newspapers. Full titles: "New Farm Replaces Old. Changes in control have changed ...
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Queenston Collection


Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.