Railway Schoolhouses

In a recent Facebook post by the Archives of Ontario, they had posted pictures of railway schoolhouses. I had never heard about these, so I decided to find out more. In remote communities the only way some children got their schooling was by a school house that traveled the rails. In Ontario, they were usedContinue reading “Railway Schoolhouses”

Charles Vance Millar and the Great Stork Derby

Charles Vance Millar is definitely one of the more colourful characters in Canada\’s history. Born in Alymer, Ontario 28 June 1854, he was the son of Simon Millar and Sarah Vance. A Toronto lawyer and businessman, he amassed himself a sizable fortune for the time period. Among his smart business decisions was acquiring BC ExpressContinue reading “Charles Vance Millar and the Great Stork Derby”