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Extra Research for Season 4 – Episode 9 – This Little One

Business partners Moss Kent Dickinson (1822-1897) and Joseph Merrill Currier (1820-1884) built and established Watson’s Mill in 1860, 7 years before Queen Victoria gave royal assent for Canada’s union on 1 July 1867. Dickinson and Currier also established and named the village of Manotick after an Ojibwe word meaning “island in the river.” A sawmill […]

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Extra research for Season 4 – Episode 7 – Portals & Portraits

The term ley line was first coined by Alfred Watkins, an amateur archaeologist, in 1921. He noticed that places of religious or spiritual significance were aligned through the English country-side and had names that contained the syllable “ley” so he named them ley lines. These particular connections are called true ley lines.   True ley […]

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Mary Beatrice Stedman, Grandniece of Edmund Cockshutt

Extra research for Season 4 – Episode 4 – The Tea Party

The Cockshutt Family figures prominently in the story of the City of Brantford. Frank Cockshutt (1857-1938) was the President of the Cockshutt Plow Company. William Foster Cockshutt was a Member of the Canadian Parliament for Brantford. Henry Cockshutt (1868-1944) was the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The Cockshutt Family was always generous with their time […]

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Extra research for Season 4 – Episode 2 – The Long House

The Longhouse or hodensote is long narrow house covered in rectangular slabs of birch or elm bark and built by the Iroquois, which included the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca people. They were called Iroquois but they called themselves Haudenosaunee, which meant “people who live in the longhouse.”   The building of a longhouse […]

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Extra research for Season 4 – Episode 1 – Unfinished Business

Peter Anthony Prince (1836-1925) was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec, the second of four children born to Enoch Prince (1802-1867) and Marie Angeline Trottier (1808-1901). Enoch and Angeline were married twice. The first in Trois-Rivières by a protestant minister in July 1831 and secondly in St-Stanislas-de-Champlain, Québec on the 25th of December 1833. According to church […]

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Extra research for Season 3 – Episode 13 – The Angels

Surely some of the places with the saddest spirits in Canada are the former residential schools, where approximately 150,000 First Nations and Métis children lost their cultures, identities, and even their lives at the hands of government and church employees whose aim was to “kill the Indian in the child.”   The Other Side encountered […]

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