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This day in our history
Provided by the Fort Erie Museum

1789 - Lord Edward Fitzgerald and Joseph Brant set out on foot from Fort Erie bound for Detroit. Fitzgerald wrote that he loved “these wild woods... Ireland and England will be too little for me when I go home.” (Marguerite A. Raymond, Tales of the Old Town, Fort Erie Historical Museum, 1990, p. 22)

1866 - Teacher Mary Jane Page, S.S. No. 12 Bertie, dismisses children early in advance of the Fenian Raid. (Many Voices, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Museum Board, 1996, p. 172)

1866 - The Battle of Ridgeway. The Queen's Own Rifles, Hamilton Battalion, Caledonia and York Rifle Companies of Haldimand fight to defend against the Fenian invaders. (Ontario Historic Sites, Museums, Galleries and Plaques, Ont.: Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation. n.d., p.140)

1928 - Stevensville Continuation School officially opens. (Many Voices, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Museum Board, 1996, p. 164)

1953 - Coronation ceremony and parade at Mather's Arch to honour Queen Elizabeth II. (FEHM Files)



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