Series DA 2015.13 - Photographs transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

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CA ON00156 DA 2015.13

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Photographs transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

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  • 1970s-2011 (Creation)

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352 colour photographs

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(1889-)

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Deseronto, Ontario was incorporated as a town in 1889. The settlement had become a village in 1871, known as Mill Point. It was given the name Deseronto in 1881, after Captain John Deserontyon, the leader of the 20 families who settled in the area as the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in 1784.

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(fl. 2003)

Biographical history

Tom Usher was a resident of Deseronto, Ontario and, with his wife, Irene, was the proprietor of the Town's Edge Bed and Breakfast at 73 Main Street, Deseronto.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred to the Deseronto Archives in April 2015 by Dana Valentyne. Moved to the Community Archives in September 2016.

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Photographs found in Deseronto Town Hall, dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs from the 1980s (some duplicates), photographs of Centennial and Rathbun Memorial Park, the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001, the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto, an Easter Parade from the early 2000s, a Santa Parade, the OPP handover (2007?), interior of the Home Hardware store in the Baker Block, 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, 2002 New Year’s Levee, the O’Connor House before demolition.

Some were taken by Tom Usher (donated by Irene Usher), others are of unknown provenance: probably taken by Town staff.

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Some of these photographs have been scanned and are online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/deserontoarchives/albums/72157652248538422

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