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ALBERT CARMAN 1833-1917


 

A commanding figure in Canadian Methodism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Carman was born in Iroquois ... READ MORE



BOBBY HULL
Bobby Hull, "The Golden Jet" was a phenomenal hockey player who came from Point Anne.... READ MORE


CAPTAIN GEORGE FRASER KERR

Born at Deseronto, Kerr attended schools here and in Toronto. With the outbreak of the First World War,

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CAPTAIN JOHN W. MEYERS 1745-1821

Meyers gained fame as a Loyalist spy during the American Revolution.

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DEGANAWIDAH

A Huron by birth, a Mohawk by adoption, founder of the Five Nations (the Iroquois Confederacy), was born near here, during the early fifteenth century.... READ MORE



DR. R. L. VAUGHAN
In the history of hockey in Belleville, it is fair to say that Dr. Robert L. Vaughan was a visionary...... 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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GEORGE BEER

The City of Belleville has dedicated a ball field in Thurlow Park to the late George Beer, councillor and avid sports fan.

 

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GWENDOLYN LAZIER
  At 18 years of age Gwendolyn Lazier rode on horseback from Belleville to Washington via New York City...

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HAROLD COLMAN RICKABY

Deputy minister of the Ontario Department of Mines for twenty-two years, “Rick” Rickaby was respected for his contributions to science and the mi... READ MORE



HUGH O'NEIL

A friendship garden honouring Hugh O'Neil invites passersby to sit a spell and contemplate the serenity of Trent Port.

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JAMES BERTRAM COLLIP
A co-discoverer of insulin, J.B. (Bert) Collip was one of Canada's most prolific medical researchers ... READ MORE


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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JOHN WESLEY DAFOE 1866-1944
Born in Bangor Township, Dafoe began his career with the "Montreal Daily Star" in 1883. ... READ MORE


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


ORONHYATEKHA

The renowned Mohawk chief orator and physician was buried in this churchyard.

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PONTON PARK

Ponton Park is open parkland left over from the development of a large tract of land owned by the Ponton family.

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ROY BONISTEEL

Every day a likeness of Roy Bonisteel sits on a park bench, open book in hand, ready to read to eager visitors. It's another interpretation of Man Alive.... READ MORE



SAMUEL THOMAS GREENE

Samuel Greene was the first deaf teacher to teach deaf children in the Ontario school system.

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SINKING OF THE MAYFLOWER

This is the story of a dead man saving three people from drowning. READ MORE



SIR MACKENZIE BOWELL (1823-1917)
Born in England, this printer and publisher represented North Hastings in Parliament from 1867 to 1892.

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SIR MACKENZIE BOWELL K.C.M.G. 1823-1917
The first Prime Minister of Canada, Bowell was born in Suffolk, England and came to Belleville with his parents in 1833.

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STU MEEKS RESCUE DOCK
This dock is dedicated in honour of the late Councillor “Stu” Meeks, member of council for the City of Belleville for 27 years.

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SURVEY MONUMENT

The first survey in the Quinte area. Near this site in 1785, Lewis Kotte, deputy provincial surveyor, commenced the running of the boundary line ... ... READ MORE



SUSANNA MOODIE & J.W. DUNBAR MOODIE
Susanna Moodie and her husband John Wedderburn Moodie were two prominent Belleville writers in the mid-19th century.

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SUSANNA MOODIE COTTAGE
Born in England, Mrs. Moodie immigrated to Upper Canada with her husband in 1832.

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