Monthly Archives: November 2019

Railroad Cars and James Crossen, Cobourg Ontario

James Crossen arrived in Cobourg and began work at the Helm Foundry and became a full partner in 1865. At this time the Cobourg Peterborough Railroad and Mining Company placed orders for several wooden dump cars for ore transportation. By 1873 many railroad companies approached Crossen with orders and the company was renamed the Cobourg […]

Bancroft’s Eagles Nest Park Trail Review

***Please click on this link Map Locations of ALL Trails on this Site to view a map with the location of every trail “2oldguyswalking” has written a review on.** Bancroft’s Eagles Nest Park Trail Review We hadn’t been to Bancroft for decades. Not since we used to attend their annual “Gemboree”, a mineral collectors show. […]

Lydia Pinkham, Cobourg’s Forgotten Entrepreneur

The Lydia Pinkham business manufactured palliatives for various ills, especially female complaints. The business started when Massachusetts born Lydia Estes Pinkham, with her sons in 1875 began selling her home brewed patent medicine known as Lydia Estes Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. Born in Lynn Massachusetts, she was the 10th of 12 children of William and Rebecca […]