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The American Revolution, the First Nations, and Colonel Samuel Smith

My interest in military history arises from my current documentary project in Long Branch where I live. One of the personalities associated with Long Branch is Colonel Samuel Smith who faught in the Wars of the American Revolution. Not much is known about Colonel Smith. He’s perhaps best known for deprecations directed his way by the Scottish author and reformer Robert Gourlay after a visit to Smith’s log cabin east […]


Through A Lens, Brightly – Ecology (of Col. Samuel Smith Park) photo exhibit – Humber College Lakeshore Campus, until April 29 2017

I was very impressed with the recent Grand Openings of three new buildings at Humber College: Humber College Lakeshore Campus Grand Openings took place on Jan. 26, 2017 Humber College is featuring two exhibits. I’ve discussed the first exhibit at a post entitled: Behind the Bricks: Recovering the Stories (oral histories) of the Lakeshore Psychiatric […]


Additional comment from Colleen O’Marra regarding the colonel

Colleen O’Marra writes (regarding Colonel Samuel Smith’s artifacts): The Town of York, 1815-1834 (edited by Edith Firth) makes just a few references to the disappointing “half-pay” officer slogging it out forty miles west of York.( his farm at 41st Street and Lakeshore Bvld.)Massive oak and pine,access by boat only and difficult even on horseback,a visit […]