Wednesday, 27 January 2016

HSO January Meeting: Ridge Road Settlers in Gatineau Park 1834-1907

For January the Historical Society of Ottawa meeting welcomes Bill McGee on the topic Ridge Road Settlers in Gatineau Park 1834-1907.
In the 1800s, many families settled along Ridge road, now trail 1 in Gatineau Park, on what was called Kingsmere Mountain. They settled in Hull and Eardley townships in the County of Ottawa, Quebec. The mainly Irish family names include McKinstry, McCloskey, Bradley, Ryan, Laing, Marshall, Kennedy, Doyle, McSweeney, Heyden, Higgins, McGuire, Jeffs, Egan, Keogan, Sheahan, Fortune, Leahey, Dunlop, Mullins and Walsh. The location of the various family farms will be displayed, and referenced to today's ski trails, and a short biographical note of each of the settler families presented.
The date is 29 January at 1pm. As usual, the location is the Routhier Community Centre, 172 Gigues Ave, Ottawa. Further information at Everyone welcome.

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