Monthly Archives: September 2014

This Week in Peterborough: 1871

After the carnage of 1870, with apocalyptic warfare in Europe, rebellion in Canada, and so on, 1871 provides us with a bit of a welcome respite.  Yes, the Franco-Prussian war had only come an end a few months previously, and … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1870

  September of 1870 was a time full of incident, including the one poignantly illustrated in the picture above, and Peterborians looking for a topic of conversation would not have had to look far.  Click on for Rebellion in Canada, War … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1869

  Before we leap into the 1869 edition of the series, I should note that this blog has received a wonderful piece of local exposure.  I was interviewed a couple of weeks ago by Sam Tweedle, who writes for Kawartha … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1868

Early September, 1868, was a bit of a fraught time in Peterborough, not to mention in the country at large, and one gets the impression from the newspapers that nobody was particularly happy about anything.  Why?  Well, click on for a … Continue reading

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The 1858 Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

There is a new piece up at our sister site, polymathclassicist.ca!  It deals with the event depicted above… The connection with Peterborough on this one is only slight on this one, in that I found the account in the July … Continue reading

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