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Aviation in Canada: The Pioneer Decades (2008) provides overview of Curtiss flying school at Long Branch, near Toronto

Aviation in Canada: The Pioneer Decades (2008) by Larry Milberry is described as “the first general interest book dedicated to Canada’s beginnings in flight.” I became interested in the book as a result of receiving a JPEG file of a photo (see below) by Bob Lansdale of a photo of the “Y” Squadron air crew, Long Branch. […]

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1909 postcard on the radials through Long Branch (Jane Fairburn); 1909 Middle Road Bridge (Dave Cook)

Along the Shore (2013) Jane Fairburn, author of Along the Shore, focusing on the waterfront communities of Toronto, has posted a vintage postcard on the radials through Long Branch on the Along the Shore Facebook page. Here’s the text accompanying the photo, on Jane Fairburn’s Facebook page: “In the late nineteenth century, as the middle […]

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Bailey Bridge extends across the Queen Elizabeth Way at Applewood Village Plaza in Mississauga

A Bailey bridge, named after a British engineer, Donald Bailey, is a temporary bridge of lattice steel designed for rapid assembly from prefabricated standard parts, used especially in military operations, according to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition. It’s also the name by which a permanent footbridge, across the Queen Elizabeth Way at Applewood Village […]

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Manliness and militarism: Educating young boys in Ontario for war (2001)

In Manliness and militarism: Educating young boys in Ontario for war (2001), Mark Moss speaks of a tradition of comparing hunting to warfare. Since antiquity, according to Moss, hunting has been viewed as a war game which served the purpose of preparing young boys for combat. In the author’s view, hunting was seen, in the period between 1867 […]