Tillsonburg Ontario in Colour Photos: Saving Our History One Photo at a Time by Mrs Barbara Raue (Paperback / softback, 2014)
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- DescriptionTillsonburg is a town in Oxford County located about 50 kilometers southeast of London on Highway 3 at the junction of Highway 19 which connects to Highway 401. The area was settled in 1825 by George Tillson and other immigrants from Massachusetts. A forge and sawmill were erected and roads built which led to the establishment of a settlement on the Big Otter Creek originally called Dereham Forge. In 1836 the village was renamed Tillsonburg in hor of its founder. It was also in this year that the main street, Broadway, was laid out to its full 100-foot (30 meter) width. Because the village was predominantly a logging and wood product center, the street width was to accommodate the turning of three-team logging wagons. This width has become a benefit toward handling the pressures of modern-day traffic by providing angled parking. The extension of Broadway rth was called Plank Line and is w kwn as Highway 19. The water system supplied pure water for domestic use, and provided water power to such industries as a sawmill, planing mill, grist mill, spinning mill, pottery and a tannery. Many of these new establishments were owned, started, or financed by George Tillson. In 1915, a Public Library was built with funds provided by the Carnegie Foundation, and the town's Memorial Hospital was constructed in 1925. In the 1920s, major enterprises included milk production, manufacture of shoes, tractors, textiles and tobacco.
- Author BiographyBarbara Raue, a wife, mother and grandmother, is an avid reader and writer. She has researched and compiled several family histories. In 2010, Barbara published her book Coins of Gold, which celebrates the courageous life of her mother. Barbara's second book is a historical fiction Arrows, Indians and Love which takes place in Boonesborough, Kentucky during the time of Daniel Boone. Barbara's second novel is Laura Secord Discovered. She is currently working on a memoir. Barbara is pursuing her interest in photography with a desire to Save Our History one photo at a time by preserving a record through photos of old buildings from the 1800s and early 1900s with their unique architecture. Many old buildings in some cities and towns were torn down in the 1950s through 1970s. Others are slated for destruction. However, in many towns, the desire is to preserve some of our architectural heritage. But, nature also has a way of intervening in those efforts (one example is the tornado that swept through Goderich in March 2011 and destroyed many buildings). Barbara now has 82 books of towns of Ontario in photos.
- Author(s)Mrs Barbara Raue
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication08/12/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight72 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine3 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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