Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, has graciously accepted the request to continue in the viceregal tradition of serving as Patron to The Historical Society of Ottawa. This is the continuation of a tradition that dates back 125 years ago, originally with the spouses of Canada’s Governors General.
Post to Wikimedia Commons by the Archives of Ontario, 147 Official Road Maps of Ontario from 1923 depicting the province’s transportation infrastructure, including the network of provincial highways, other principal roadways, steamship routes and rail lines. Information of interest to tourists, such as Canada Customs regulations and excerpts of fishing and gaming laws, are included on the sheets, as well as traffic regulations and tables of mileage between cities. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_Archives_of_Ontario_%E2%80%93_RG_14-100_Official_Road_Maps_of_Ontario.
He was a writer and broadcaster whose radio show aired in Chicago, on WFMT, from 1952 to 1997. The Studs Terkel Radio Archive has a growing archive of more than 2,000 programs where he talked to the 20th century’s most interesting people.
Came with a brother to Red Deer, Alberta, in 1911.
Joined the Royal North-West Mounted Police.
Enlisted in the CEF in 1915.
Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Teresa, Unknown.