Hastings Historical Plaques

Historical Plaques by REGION

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Historical Plaque Map - Central Hastings

Central Hastings

ACTINOLITE, FOUNDING OF

In 1853 Billa Flint (1805-94), a lumberman, member of the legislative assembly and later of the senate, built sawmills here on the Skootamatta River.

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CHISHOLM'S MILLS

  In 1857, ten years before Confederation, William Fraser Chisholm (1829-1908) acquired Shipman’s Mill on the Moira River.

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DELORO, VILLAGE OF

From its beginning the Village of Deloro was a “company town” reliant on mining and refining. Today it is the site of a major environmental clean... READ MORE



GAUEN CEMETERY

Henry Gauen was trapped in the Arctic ice for two years on the Investigator as the McClure expedition searched for the Franklin Expedition.

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HUNGERFORD SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC OF 1884

The viral disease of smallpox - widespread in 19th century Ontario - flared up in a severe epidemic in Hungerford Township in 1884.

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JOHN WEIR FOOTE
The only chaplain in World War II to receive the Victoria Cross, John Weir Foote was born and raised in Madoc.

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MACKENZIE'S MILLS
Water-powered mills were a vital necessity in the lives of pioneering settlements. ... READ MORE


MADOC, 385 ARMY CADETS

With war threatening n Europe in 1913, a cadet corps was formed in Madoc from the student body of the high school.

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MADOC, FOUNDING OF

Mills constructed about 1832 by Donald MacKenzie, a Belleville merchant, and the ironworks erected by American entrepreneurs Uriah Seymour and John Pendergas... READ MORE



MERRILL DENISON 1893-1975
A prolific and accomplished playwright, Denison was born in Detroit and raised in Ontario.... READ MORE


MINERS OF MARMORA AND LAKE

Marmora is Upper Canada’s first pioneer irontown, established in 1821. The iron ore works gave life to mines in Blairton, Belmont and Ma... READ MORE



ONTARIO'S FIRST GOLD MINE

In August, 1866, Marcus Herbert Powell, Clerk of the Division Court and part-time prospector, struck gold on the farm of John Richardson.... READ MORE



THOMASBURG SPRING

  The Thomasburg Spring provided fresh, cool water for generations of thirsty travellers and their horses.

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TWEED, FOUNDING OF

During the 1830s a settlement, initially called Munroe's Mills and later Hungerford Mills, developed here on the Moira River.

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