Sunday, May 15, 2022

First steam train in King City and Aurora - 1853

The TORONTO
On this day 169 years ago, on May 16, 1853, The Toronto, the first steam train constructed in what is now Ontario, made its way from Toronto through Springhill (King City) to Machell's Corners (Aurora). The steam engine pulled four passenger and freight cars.    The train was owned and operated by the Ontario Simcoe and Huron Union Railroad Company.   The railway company name went on to be colloquially abbreviated to the 'OSH' Railway, and was locally referred to as the 'Oats, Straw & Hay Railway'.   The economic futuress of King City and Aurora were immediately improved.
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Barry Wallace



Saturday, May 14, 2022

At the King Heritage & Cultural Centre - May 14


Photos by Barry Wallace

The NobletonKingCity GardenClub held its Plant & Pop-up Sale in Kinghorn on Saturday, May 14.  On hand and pictured above and at left was the florally festooned, local King naturalist Susan Baharriel.  The occasion featured locally grown plants, garden accessories and original art for sale in the Laskay Hall.








Bearded Iris ~ Lynn Wilson


Butterfly & Flower - Eva Folks

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Barry Wallace










Friday, May 13, 2022

Aurora Arboretum...

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Dandelions
According to 'the spruce Eats', many people have heard of dandelion wine but may not have had the pleasure of tasting it.   The recipe captures the sunny colour of spring's dandelion flowers in a bottle.   Despite the sugar in the recipe, once fully fermented, the result is deliciously dry wine.   It has been likened to mead, with a hint of honey to it.   It should be served chilled, and although it won't technically spoil. it may not taste as good if aged too long.   One must be patient for fermenting dandelion wine takes about two years!   Wandering about, it seems that dandelions are being tolerated more and more by many property owners

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Barry Wallace

Bathurst Street - Eversley

 

Photo by Barry Wallace
Chokecherry Blossoms
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Marylake Gateway restored...

 

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 A year 
of restoration


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Barry Wallace

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Bathurst Street ~ south of Holland Marsh

 

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Holland Marsh...



    Wetting a line
            in the Marsh....




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Barry Wallace