Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

Glimpses of Canadian History : Email: Scribbles@cogeco.ca

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Goldrush in Atlin, British Columbia in 1898

In 1898, two young miners found placer gold on Pine Creek in northern BC. The gold rush was on, and the town of Atlin swelled into a boom town. Perhaps with tingles of excitement, two young men stood in the government’s Registry Office on July 30, 1898. Staking their rights, Kenny MacLaren and Fritz Miller… (read more)

Canadian Homes in the 1890s

Music, refrigeration, carpeting, plumbing and rootbeer – it sounds like today’s home. Many of the comforts we consider newer were created over one hundred years ago. Imagine the average middle-class Canadian home. The kids are in the kitchen getting root beer from the refrigerator and doing a quick check on the ice. Mom comes into… (read more)

The Royal Montreal Golf Club

The Royal Montreal Golf Club was the first official permanent golf club in Canada, established in 1873. Men, women and children enjoyed the lush private club facilities. A beloved sport for several hundred years in Scotland, and then by Scottish immigrants in Canada, golf found its first official permanent Canadian home in the province of… (read more)