Monthly Archives: January 2015

This Week in Peterborough: 1889

Much as 1888 had been, late January of 1889 was time without thunderously major events in Peterborough or abroad.  However, as usual, there were enough nascent crises, interesting issues, and enjoyable social occasions to fill the pages of the local … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1888

  Mid-January of 1888 was a bad time to find yourself suddenly needing a cigar in Peterborough!  On the night of Thursday, January 19th, several thousand of them were burgled from W.J. Minore’s Confectionary; the next day’s Peterborough Daily Evening Review gave … Continue reading

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Reading Material for Sale!

You will notice, on the bar above, a new link entitled “Booklets!”  I invite to click on it, and check out our line of interesting republished documents from days gone by.  You can read early writings on canoes, snowshoes, archaeology, … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1887

  Sometimes, in this series, we come across years where a large number of fairly minor things were going on.  On other occasions, we encounter years where there are one or two Big Stories.  1887 most certainly falls into the … Continue reading

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Death in Peterborough in 1885

  One of the interesting things in the Peterborough newspapers (Examiner and Review both) in the first week of 1886 was a complete recounting of the interment statistics for Little Lake Cemetery in 1885.  That year had seen 147 people … Continue reading

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This Week in Peterborough: 1886

  When last we checked in, the good people of Peterborough were preparing to ring in 1886, with parties and all kinds of outdoor activities.  And here we are, in the first week of that new year, and it appears … Continue reading

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Disappointment

By an odd coincidence, “This Week in Peterborough: 1886” will also open on Thursday!  I hope that you too will survive the disappointment of not seeing it today, and come back to read about – among other things – assault … Continue reading

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