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  • The new Fisher Peach
    TextImagecomment       "New Fisher Peach. Outstanding phenomenon in peach history, discovered near Queenston, Ontario." Newspaper clipping with photographs of Fisher family and their orchard. Photo 1: Walter Fisher, Jr. surrounded by luscious Fisher peaches Photo 2: C. Howard Fisher, Walter Fisher and Boynton Fisher with the peach tree, one limb of which ...
    TextImagecomment     "New Fisher Peach. Outstanding phenomenon in peach history, discovered near Queenston, Ontario." Newspaper clipping with photographs of Fisher family and their orchard. Photo 1: Walter Fisher, Jr. surrounded by luscious ...
  • Captain Harry William Webster
    Text       Obituary for captain Harry William Webster, who sailed the Great Lakes for almost 40 years.
    Text     Obituary for captain Harry William Webster, who sailed the Great Lakes for almost 40 years.
  • Report of an investigation of air pollution effects on vegetation in Queenston on June 8, 1972
    Text       A letter-response from S.N. Linzon, Ph.D., Chief, Phytotoxicology Section (Ministry of Environment, Air Management Branch, Toronto, Ontario) to Mrs. Huggins, Queesnton, Ontario, together with a report of an investigation of air pollution effects on vegetation in Queenston conducted on June 8, 1972. 4 pages including a hand-drawn map showing an ...
    Text     A letter-response from S.N. Linzon, Ph.D., Chief, Phytotoxicology Section (Ministry of Environment, Air Management Branch, Toronto, Ontario) to Mrs. Huggins, Queesnton, Ontario, together with a report of an investigation of ...
  • Indian participation at the Battle of Queenston Heights
    Text       A letter from D. J. Glenney/Walter Haldorson, Fort George Niagara National Historic Park, sent to Mr. M. S. Cushing, Niagara Parks Commission, suggesting a name for the new park to commemorate the Indian participation at the Battle of Queenston Heights. Suggested names: John Norton Park, Mohawk Park or Iroquois Park.
    Text     A letter from D. J. Glenney/Walter Haldorson, Fort George Niagara National Historic Park, sent to Mr. M. S. Cushing, Niagara Parks Commission, suggesting a name for the new park to ...
  • Fairview Fruit Farm in Queenston
    Text       "Fairview Farm Queenston"
    Text     "Fairview Farm Queenston"
  • Fairview Fruit Farm in Queenston
    ImageText       "Fairview Farm Queenston"
    ImageText     "Fairview Farm Queenston"
  • Ice jam on Niagara River, 1909
    Image       Black and white postcards of snow clearing efforts in Queenston during ice jam on the Niagara River; April and May, 1909. Photographs: Clearing Queenston Docks, May 6, 1909 Clearing railway tracks Removing ice jam at Queenston with rotary plow, May 6, 1909 Niagara River ice jam, April, 1909 Flooded railway ...
    Image     Black and white postcards of snow clearing efforts in Queenston during ice jam on the Niagara River; April and May, 1909. Photographs: Clearing Queenston Docks, May 6, 1909 Clearing railway ...
  • Captain Harry Webster
    ImageText  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Niagara Falls Review     "Capt. Harry Webster Lake boat captain, friend of Huggins family"
    ImageText  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Niagara Falls Review   "Capt. Harry Webster Lake boat captain, friend of Huggins family"
  • Ice jam on Niagara River, 1955.
    TextImage       Articles and photographs of ice jam on lower Niagara River in spring 1955, published by local newspapers (St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Advance and Niagara Falls Review); different authors and photographers.
    TextImage     Articles and photographs of ice jam on lower Niagara River in spring 1955, published by local newspapers (St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Advance and Niagara Falls Review); different authors and photographers.
  • Riverview Hotel property in Queenston for the farmerettes
    Text       Full title: Riverview Hotel Property In Queenston For The Farmerettes. Will be operated for duration by Ontario Farm Service; Expect 120 girls and staff there.
    Text     Full title: Riverview Hotel Property In Queenston For The Farmerettes. Will be operated for duration by Ontario Farm Service; Expect 120 girls and staff there.
  • Fishermen named Niagara public house 'Whale Inn'
    TextImage  Phelps, Frances, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 22 May 1957     Article with a photograph of ""Whale Inn" occupied by Elliott family 100 years"
    TextImage  Phelps, Frances, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 22 May 1957   Article with a photograph of ""Whale Inn" occupied by Elliott family 100 years"
  • Queenston past and present. Jean Huggins, teacher and unofficial historian, remembers
    TextImage  Yeo, Debra Ann, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 19 Apr 1989     Article about Jean Huggins (Mrs. A. E. Huggins), long-term resident of Queenston, and unofficial historian of the village, published in a local newspaper. Newspaper photograph with caption: "Jean Huggins, Queenston's unofficial historian, stands in front of Laura Secord Public School, where she taught during the 1920s. In her hands is ...
    TextImage  Yeo, Debra Ann, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 19 Apr 1989   Article about Jean Huggins (Mrs. A. E. Huggins), long-term resident of Queenston, and unofficial historian of the village, published in a local newspaper. Newspaper photograph with caption: "Jean Huggins, Queenston's ...
  • Celebrate Queenston
    TextImage       Celebrate Queenston. Folder published by the Queenston Community Association. Tri-folded brochure; size:12cm (unfolded:35.5cm) x 21.5cm
    TextImage     Celebrate Queenston. Folder published by the Queenston Community Association. Tri-folded brochure; size:12cm (unfolded:35.5cm) x 21.5cm
  • Constitution of Queenston Community Association
    Text       Constitution of Queenston Community Association. 4 pages with typed text on: objects, membership, annual fees, duties of officers, committees and meetings.
    Text     Constitution of Queenston Community Association. 4 pages with typed text on: objects, membership, annual fees, duties of officers, committees and meetings.
  • St. Saviours Brock Memorial Church - Commemoration of the Battle of Queenston Heights.
    TextImage       Program of service at St. Saviours Brock Memorial Church in Commemoration of the Battle of Queenston Heights. The celebration took place in Queenston, Ontario on October 14, 1962. Leaflet: 8 pages; size: 17.8cm x 21.5cm
    TextImage     Program of service at St. Saviours Brock Memorial Church in Commemoration of the Battle of Queenston Heights. The celebration took place in Queenston, Ontario on October 14, 1962. Leaflet: 8 ...
  • A short history of St Saviours Brock Memorial Church
    TextImage       Full Title: "St Saviours Brock Memorial Church. Queenston, Ontario, Canada. A short history. September 1988". Includes a page with a list of "Clergy who served at St Saviours". Pamphlet: 4 pages with two photos of the church (front and back covers); size: 14cm x 22cm
    TextImage     Full Title: "St Saviours Brock Memorial Church. Queenston, Ontario, Canada. A short history. September 1988". Includes a page with a list of "Clergy who served at St Saviours". Pamphlet: 4 ...
  • Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history
    TextImage  Mullin Carolyn, Niagara Falls Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 2 May 1994     Article about Woodbourne house written by Carolyn Mullin and published by Niagara Falls Review, a community newspaper. Woodbourne house is one of several Woodruff houses in the village of St. Davids (Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake). The original Georgian wing of the house was built in 1839 by William Woodruff (1793-1860), a ...
    TextImage  Mullin Carolyn, Niagara Falls Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 2 May 1994   Article about Woodbourne house written by Carolyn Mullin and published by Niagara Falls Review, a community newspaper. Woodbourne house is one of several Woodruff houses in the village of St. ...
  • Group of children in back of Willowbank
    Imagemystery       Reverse: handwritten names of "Ruth and Betty Huggins, Joan Bright"
    Imagemystery     Reverse: handwritten names of "Ruth and Betty Huggins, Joan Bright"
  • Queenston Novelist - Historian To Be Commemorated By Plaque.
    TextImage  Niagara Falls Review, 24 Sep 1960     Article about unveiling a plaque dedicated to Major John Richardson on the grounds of Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston. The ceremony took place on Sep 28, 1960 and additional photos were published after that.
    TextImage  Niagara Falls Review, 24 Sep 1960   Article about unveiling a plaque dedicated to Major John Richardson on the grounds of Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston. The ceremony took place on Sep 28, 1960 and additional ...
  • Five famous ships plied Lake Ontario waters
    TextImage  Petrie, Francis, Niagara Falls Review, 1 Aug 1970     Article about five famous "C" steamships of Niagara Navigation Company (later Canada Steamship Line) running across Lake Ontario from Toronto to Niagara. Two black and white newspaper photographs of Chicora and Cibola.
    TextImage  Petrie, Francis, Niagara Falls Review, 1 Aug 1970   Article about five famous "C" steamships of Niagara Navigation Company (later Canada Steamship Line) running across Lake Ontario from Toronto to Niagara. Two black and white newspaper photographs of Chicora ...
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Queenston Collection


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