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1866 - The Canadian agent in Buffalo, John McLaughlin shadows the Fenians as they prepare to cross the Niagara River some 600 strong to begin their raid on Canada. (Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles 1758–1945, Donald F. Graves, ed., 2000, p. 146)

1942 - Fort Erie Baptist Mission begins to serve the small group of Baptists in the Fort Erie area. Initially it used St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for meetings. (Many Voices, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Museum Board, 1996, p. 187)

1985 - A diamond Jubilee Benefit Dance is held at the Crystal Ballroom to raise funds for the Canadiana. The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra played. (Rose Ann Jankowiak-Hirsch, Crystal Memories: 101 Years of Fun at Crystal Beach Park, Rochester, NY: RIT Hub, 2004, p. 59)

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