Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | April 19, 2014

Artifact of the Week, Grand Trunk Railway padlock, Cornwall.

100_2086[1] Brass “GTR” Grand Trunk Railway lock with a bronze key found in the Cornwall area.  Donated April 17, 2014 by Ms. D. Gauthier of Summerstown, Ontario.

scan0008The Grand Trunk Railway and Station arrived in 1856.  In 1923 it became known as Canadian National Railways.  The station was demolished and the present one constructed in 1962, as a part of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Ontario Hydro Project.

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The 1st Canadian Contingent (soldiers) heading to South Africa to fight the Boers, 1900.  Twenty-eight local men volunteered to fight in this conflict for the British Empire.

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George Kerr of nearby Farran’s Point was Warden for the United Counties of SD & G in 1890 and Member of the Provincial Legislature for Stormont from 1905 – 1908.

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