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Queenston's First School 
TextsImages  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Queenston's First School, "Queenston's First School," Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 12 May 1965  Article about Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston with a photo of old school building -reproduction of an oil painting by Charles R. Kilkenny, a school principal between 1891 and 1919.
Queenston School Addition formal opening to be held tonight. 
TextsImages  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Queenston School Addition formal opening to be held tonight., "Queenston School Addition formal opening to be held tonight.," Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 16 Mar 1953  A article about a new addition opening at Laura Secord Memorial School at Queenston written by Mrs. A. E. Huggins, a former teacher at this school. Also, a programme of official opening ceremonies. Newspaper photos description: "The picture at the top above the two-room addition to Laura Secord...
Open Two-Room Addition To Laura Secord School In Queenston Village 
TextsImages  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Open Two-Room Addition To Laura Secord School In Queenston Village, "Open Two-Room Addition To Laura Secord School In Queenston Village," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 16 Mar 1953  Article about adding a new wing with two rooms to Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston. Photo of a new addition and old school building (behind). Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston was funded in part by Queenston Women's Institute and Buffalo businessman John D. Larkin. It was opened...
Home built by first St. Davids settler 
TextsImages  Mullin Carolyn, Home built by first St. Davids settler, "Home built by first St. Davids settler," Niagara-on-the-Lake Review Weekly ( Thomson Newspaper Company Limited), 19 Apr 1994  Full title: "Home built by first St. Davids settler. Current owners are restoring portions of Woodruff-Rigby home". Article written by Carolyn Mullin ("Niagara Falls Review" writer) and published by "Niagara-on-the-Lake Weekly", a community newspaper. Photograph of the house interior with a...
Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history
 
TextsImages  Mullin Carolyn, Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history , "Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history ," 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...
Queenston past and present. Jean Huggins, teacher and unofficial historian, remembers 
TextsImages  Yeo, Debra Ann, Queenston past and present. Jean Huggins, teacher and unofficial historian, remembers, "Queenston past and present. Jean Huggins, teacher and unofficial historian, remembers," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 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...
Riverview Hotel property in Queenston for the farmerettes 
Texts    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. Farmerettes- young women who came from all across Canada to Niagara area to help local farmers with harvest during World War II. Charles...
Anne Helena Woodruff 
TextsImages    Essay about Anne Helena Woodruff, one of Canada's early women writers, written by Elsie M. Stevens, a member of the Women's Literary Club of St. Catharines. Anne Helena Woodruff was born in St. Davids, on December 28, 1850, to William Henry Woodruff and Mary Delilah Secord. While living on her...
A senior citizen's recollections 
TextsImages  Field, John, A senior citizen's recollections, "A senior citizen's recollections," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 26 Jun 1975  Article about domestic life before World War I in Niagara region. It was based on interview with Mrs. Florence May who came to Canada from England. Newspaper photograph with caption: "Cooling off the hard way, Chris Toye, jumps from a tree at Navy Hall into the Lake. Temperatures in the 30's...
Queenston oozes with historical intrigue 
TextsImages  Petrie, Francis, Queenston oozes with historical intrigue, "Queenston oozes with historical intrigue," Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 24 Jan 1970  Article about Queenston history, particularly Laura Secord house. A handwritten correction by Jean Huggins under a photo: "Wrong caption. This is the Laura Secord house (possibly 1920s prior to L-shaped verandah by Frank Shepp.)
Fishermen named Niagara public house 'Whale Inn' 
TextsImages  Phelps, Frances, Fishermen named Niagara public house 'Whale Inn', "Fishermen named Niagara public house 'Whale Inn'," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 22 May 1957  Article with a photograph of ""Whale Inn" occupied by Elliott family 100 years" The property is located at 66 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Ancient Toll House moved to new location on fruit farm
 
TextsImages  "Ancient Toll House moved to new location on fruit farm ," Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada)  Article about old tollhouse in Queenston, built in 1851 for the first Queenston-Lewiston Suspension bridge. The bridge linked Niagara with upper New York State for 14 years and then, on April 12, 1864, the structure was swept down the Niagara River, where it hung useless for 34 years. When the...
An Excursion into Canada With Charles Dickens 
TextsImages  Bannerman, James, An Excursion into Canada With Charles Dickens, "An Excursion into Canada With Charles Dickens," Maclean's Magazine, 5 Dec 1953, p. 28,29,41,42,44,45,46  An article about a visit of Charles Dickens in North America, published in Maclean's Magazine, December 15, 1953. In 1842 the novelist visited Niagara Falls and Queenston, among other places in Canada. p.8; ill.; size: 26.5cm x 35cm
The Man who Had 4 Burials 
TextsImages  Tolan, Eva Elliott (1892-1967), The Man who Had 4 Burials, "The Man who Had 4 Burials," The Niagara Magazine, Nov 1947  Newspaper article about General Sir Isaac Brock written by a local historian Eva Elliott Tolan and published in The Niagara Magazine vol.1, number 2. (pages 22-25). Size: 14.5cm x 19cm "Eva Elliott Tolan for many years was a writer for the Niagara Falls, N.Y, Gazette, and at present while acting...
An Unsung Hero of Lincoln County's Past 
Texts  , p. 4, p. 4  Essay written by Wayne Lockey, a student at the Mountview School. This composition was chosen the winner in a contest among school children of Lincoln County for the best essay in connection with the County Centennial Celebration. Fragment of poem "Indian Names" by Lydia Huntley Sigourney...
Plans set to restore home of 1812 War heroine 
TextsImages  15 Mar 1970,   An article about Laura Secord house and its history with black and white photograph of this building. A handwritten correction by Jean Huggins under a photo: "Wrong caption. This is the Laura Secord house (possibly 1920s prior to L-shaped verandah by Frank Shepp.)
Queenston landmark demolished
 
TextsImages  Petrie, Francis, Queenston landmark demolished , "Queenston landmark demolished ," Niagara Falls Review, 1 Jun 1971  A Queenston landmark for more than 130 years is being demolished this week. This little "salt-box" cottage on the west side of Queen Street, between Partition and Dumfries streets abuts the Laura Secord homestead and is being demolished by the Laura Secord Candy Company in its restoration plans ...
Historians exaggerate Niagara frontier's importance in claiming Laura Secord saved Canada from U.S., author says
 
TextsImages  Fedor, John, Historians exaggerate Niagara frontier's importance in claiming Laura Secord saved Canada from U.S., author says , "Historians exaggerate Niagara frontier's importance in claiming Laura Secord saved Canada from U.S., author says ," Niagara Falls Review, 27 Jan 1972  Laura Secord. A national joke or a national heroine? The author of a new book on the famous Queenston lady -- after whom a candy empire was named -- set out to examine the Laura Secord story, a story that has remained undisturbed for years. What she found after separating fact from fiction was ...
Five famous ships plied Lake Ontario waters 
TextsImages  Petrie, Francis, Five famous ships plied Lake Ontario waters, "Five famous ships plied Lake Ontario waters," 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.
The first issue of the Colonial Advocate 
TextsImages  Petrie, Francis, The first issue of the Colonial Advocate, "The first issue of the Colonial Advocate," Niagara Falls Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 18 May 1968  Article about the first issues of "The Colonial Advocate" printed by William Lyon Mackenzie in Queenston in 1824, together with black and white newspaper photographs of William Lyon Mackenzie, his restored home in Queenston Heights and Francis Petrie, an author of this article.
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Queenston Collection


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