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Waubaushene Home Becomes a Designated Heritage Site


Tay Township Council has designated the home at 200 Cherry Street in Waubaushene as significant under the Ontario Heritage Act; i.e. it is of value to the community because of its history, architecture, or place in the growth of the … Continue reading

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St. John’s Church Complex in Waubaushene Destroyed by Fire, November 1916


                  The Roman Catholic Church presence in Waubaushene dates back to the town’s beginnings as a lumbering centre in 1861. In that year William Hall established a mill on the shore line east from what is now Pine Street. As … Continue reading

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2015 Ontario Archeological Society Symposium


The annual symposium of the Ontario Archeological Society (OAS) was held at the Best Western Conference Centre, Midland, on October 16 – 18 2015 Hosted by the Huronia Chapter (Midland) of the OAS, some 300+ attendees included 50+ Quebec Wendat … Continue reading

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Closing the Waubaushene Public School


  Figure 1: Waubaushene Elementary School 2015 2015 saw the last graduating class from S.S. 12, Waubaushene Elementary School.  In light of declining enrollment and ageing infrastructure, the Simcoe County District School Board had decided in 2013 to close the … Continue reading

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Some new thoughts about St. Ignace II location


http://uwww.oashuroniachapter.com/2013/02/when-distance-matters.html Recent discussion between Steve Catlin, Martyrs Shrine Archivist, and John Raynor, President of the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society  

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Tay Township slips into Winter – photos


Some photos taken on November 19, 2013, some near St. Ignace, probably the 17th Century Huron Village Site where St. Jean de Brebeuf and St. Gabriel Lalemant were martyred in 1649 along with many Christian Hurons by warring Iroquois.   … Continue reading

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more discussion about St. Ignace II and other Huron Village sites in Tay Township


I caught a question re St. Ignace and a small discussion ensued involving John Raynor of the huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society, Steve Catlin, Archivist of Martyrs’ Shrine, and here is a link to a post from part … Continue reading

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First Light at Ste Marie Among the Hurons


FIRST LIGHT event at Ste. Marie Among the Hurons, Tay Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Ste.Marie Among the Hurons is a reconstructed fortified French Mission that existed for ten years among the Huron nation. It was burned in 1649 during … Continue reading

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OCTOBER 21 2012 Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha – event at Martyrs’ Shrine


Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha – Sunday October 21, 2012 Martyrs’ Shrine, on Hwy 12 west of Port McNicoll, Tay Township, Simcoe County, central Ontario, Canada. event details: perhaps some 5,000 pilgrims are expected, Martyrs’ Shrine has immense parking facilities to … Continue reading

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A. F. Hunter re: St. Ignace


from Historic Sites of Tay by Andrew F. Hunter, M.A., reprinted from the Author’s “Notes on sites of Huron Villages in Tay” with Additions, Barrie Ontario, 1911. Bulletin of the Simcoe County Pioneer and Historical Society, November 1911, pp. 13-16 … Continue reading

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