agriculture

PHOTOlog | fruit orchards WENTWORTH

early surveyor augustus jones, road history, ontario, canada

Art installation commemorating the work of Augustus Jones (1797-1836), the Land Surveyor who set out the first Loyalist settlement tracts and government roads such as Yonge St. and Dundas St. Installed in 2009 at Jones/King St. E., Stoney Creek. The so-called Jones Baseline road extends from Burlington Bay to the Conestoga River at Arthur where a wall mural complements this tribute. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, Feb 2014


niagara fruit history, orchard, historical farm

“Spera House”, 228 Ridge Rd. atop the Niagara Escarpment, built 1874, and what is left of the extensive Montmorency Farm, once the largest Montmorency cherry producer in the area. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2014


niagara fruit history, orchard, historical farm

Already on the earliest maps are shown a preponderance of orchard lands in this sheltered micro-climate area between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. This is the E.D. Smith original home and factory at Winona, the field-stone warehouse built 1835. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2014

WENTWORTH County | Saltfleet Township

PHOTOlog | spun gold SIMCOE


Spun gold in North Orillia. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, August 2015

SIMCOE County | Orillia North Township