Canada, Historical and Descriptive, from Sea to Sea

Canada, Historical and Descriptive, from Sea to Sea

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... in Toronto, however, being merely the urban portion of a main post road. On these principal, arteries of the city, are also to be found the leading churches, among the more notable of which are the Anglican Cimrch of St. Paul, the Roman Catholic St. Peter's, the Scotch Church of St. James, and the Methodist Church on Queen's Avenue. Branching off southward, in the direction of Lake Erie, is the thriving city of St. Thomas, which has recently come into note as a railway centre. It is reached from London by the London and Port Stanley R.R., and is on the main line, westward to Detroit, of the Canadian Pacific and Michigan Central Railways. By the latter, it has also direct communication with Buffalo and the East. St. Thomas is the seat of Alma College, and of an excellent Collegiate Institute, one of the hundred secondary schools of the Province1 educational system. About midway between St. Thomas and the Detroit River, is Chatham, the county town of Kent, in the neighbourhood of the St. Clair flats. The flats cover an area of about forty square miles, "occupied by lagoons and river-islands, forming the paradise of wild duck and the elysium of the sportsman." The population of Chatham is rather heterogeneous in character, about 5oo being of French extraction, the remnants of the old Gallic rule, which has also left traces in the local topography of this county and of the neighbouring county of Essex. There are, moreover, several hundreds of Germans in the town, and as many negroes, the descendants, in the main, of those who escaped into Canada during the slavery regime in the United States. On the'Detroit Kiver, at the end of the Province, is Windsor, a neat but.small Canadian town, which is, however, overshadowed by the more

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