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History of Port Hope’s Cottage Hospital

Port Hope’s first private hospital, managed by Dr. W. McKinley was opened in 1911. A public meeting was held in the town hall in April, 1911 to discuss plans for a new public hospital. An executive committee was appointed to handle subscriptions to a hospital fund, members were Port Hope’s Mayor R. A. Mulholland (President), […]

The Hogsback (Omemee) 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.*** The Hogsback (Omemee) Trail Review  This 3.2 km one –  way return trail runs along a height of land with lovely views of the countryside as it works its way down to an equally lovely view of […]

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 […]

The Rice Lake CA 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.** The Rice Lake (Bewdley) CA Trail Review It had been over thirty years since my old buddy Ranger, first showed me this place. It’s local, and […]

William Hunt Alias The Great Farini

William Leonard Hunt went by the stage name of the Great Farini was well known in the 19th and 20th century was a Canadian Funambulist, what is a Funambulist you ask, it is another word for tightrope walking along a thin wire or rope commonly associated with the circus, entertainment promoter and inventor, and was […]