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This day in our history
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1784 - Col. Butler concludes a treaty to purchase the lands in the peninsula between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario as far west as Catfish Creek for the Crown. (Welland County Historical Society, Papers and Records, Vol. 5, Louis Blake Duff ed., Welland, Ont.: Welland County Historical Society, 1938, p. 20))

1918 - Local veterans of WWI host a programme of dance and skits for the grand opening of The Great War Veterans Association of Canada (forerunner of the Royal Canadian Legion). It was held at Fort Erie Town Hall. (FEHM Files)

1958 - Crystal Beach is the last community in Niagara to convert from 25 cycles to 60 cycles of electricity from Canadian Niagara Power. (Norman R. Ball, The Canadian Niagara Power Company Story, Erin, Ont.: Boston Mills Press, 2003, p. 182)

1970 - Three new rides debut at Crystal Beach Park: the Rol-O-Plane, the Flying Bobs, and the French Alps Avalanche. (FEHM Files, Crystal Beach)

1989 - Crystal Beach Amusement Park opens its gates for its last season. (Times-Review, May 25, 1989)



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