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Encyclopedia > St. Marys, Ontario

Coordinates: 43°15′32″N, 81°08′35″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Town of St. Marys
Nickname: "The Stonetown"
Motto: The Town Worth Living In
Location of Town of St. Marys
Coordinates: 43°15′32″N, 81°08′35″W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Perth County
Established 1844
Incorporated 1864
Mayor Jamie Hahn
Area  
 - City 12.48 km²
Population (2001)
 - City 6,293 (source)
 - Density 504.3/km²
Website: http://townofstmarys.com/

St. Marys is a town in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is located on the River Thames southwest of Stratford in County of Perth. St. Marys has a population of 6,293 as of the 2001 Census.[1] The town is also known by its nickname, "The Stone Town", due to its many structures rendered in local limestone. // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all short for Robert). ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links Ontario-stmarys. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Perth County, Ontario is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... The Thames River is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Stratford (2001 population 29,676) is a city on the Avon River in Perth County, in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Perth County, Ontario is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ...


It is the burial place of Arthur Meighen, Canada's 9th Prime Minister. Timothy Eaton, who went on to become one of Canada's greatest retailers, opened his first businesses in Canada in St. Marys and nearby Kirkton, Ontario. Arthur Meighen, PC , QC , BA , LL.D (June 16, 1874 – August 5, 1960) was the ninth Prime Minister of Canada from July 10, 1920, to December 29, 1921, and June 29 to September 25, 1926. ... The Prime Ministers of Canada While there is a long standard tradition of considering John A. Macdonald Canadas first Prime Minister, since he was prime minister after Canadian Confederation, a number of modern scholars, foremost amongst them John Ralston Saul, argue that Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine are... The Eaton Family mausoleum in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Timothy Eaton (1834 â€“ January 31, 1907) was a Canadian businessman who founded the Eatons department store, one of the most important retail businesses in Canadas history. ... Kirkton is a community in Ontario, Canada, in the municipality of South Huron. ...


St. Marys is home to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is now located in St. ...

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History

The first settlers arrived in St. Marys in the early 1840s, attracted by the area's natural resources. At the new town site, the Thames River cascaded over a series of limestone ledges, providing the power to run the first pioneer mills and giving the community an early nickname: Little Falls. // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February... Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ...


In the riverbed and along the banks, limestone was close to the surface and could be quarried for building materials. Many 19th century limestone structures survive: churches, commercial blocks, and private homes. They have given St. Marys its current nickname: Stonetown. This article is about the Christian buildings of worship. ...


The coming of the Grand Trunk Railway in the late 1850s spurred growth and soon St. Marys became a centre for milling, grain-trading and the manufacture of agriculture-related products. The railway connected the town to the rest of the world and framed the local landscape with its two large trestle bridges on limestone pillars across the waterways. 1885 map The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) was a historic railway system which operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the American states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ... // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ... Steel trestle with plate girder spans A trestle is a bridge that consists of a large number of short spans, supported by splayed vertical elements and is usually for railroad use. ...


Attractions

St. Marys contains many 19th century buildings built with locally quarried limestone. Notable buildings include the Opera House built in 1880, the spired municipal Town Hall built in 1891, and the Public Library built in 1904. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... An opera house is a building where operas are performed. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame moved to St. Marys from Toronto in 1994 and opened in 1998. It is dedicated to preserving Canada's baseball heritage. Since opening, 75 members (46 players, 23 builders, 2 honorary, 4 honorary teams) have been inducted. It includes professional ballplayers, amateurs, builders and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada. The facility also includes a baseball field designed by landscape architect Art Lierman of London, Ontario. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is now located in St. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Nickname: The Forest City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 (as village) Incorporated 1855 (as city) City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best Governing Body London City Council MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson (LPC) Irene Mathyssen (NDP) Joe Preston (CPC) MPPs Chris Bentley (OLP) Deb Matthews...


The Grand Trunk Trail is a walkway transformed from a two kilometre section of the former Grand Trunk Railway line. The trail features a walk over the restored Sarnia bridge, providing panoramic views over the town. A skyway is a path that is traversed without touching the ground. ... 1885 map The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) was a historic railway system which operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the American states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ... Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (population 70,876 in 2001). ...


The Quarries consist of two former limestone quarries located in southern St. Marys, one of which has been rehabilitated as an outdoor swimming pool. The area became a popular swimming spot with locals after filling with water between 1930 and 1935. In 1945 the town bought the quarries along with 50 acres of surrounding land, and now manages it as a public recreational facility. A small cinder quarry A dimension stone quarry A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


Sports

The St. Marys Lincolns are a member of the OHA Junior "B" Hockey Association and play in the Western Junior "B" Hockey League. Prior Lincoln team members who played with the NHL include Terry Crisp, Don Luce, Steve Shields and Bob Boughner. The St. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... Western Junior B The Western Junior B Hockey League is a Junior B ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. ... Terry Crisp (Born May 28, 1943 in Parry Sound, Ontario) was a professioal hockey player, coach, and is now on the radio and television broadcast team for the NHLs Nashville Predators. ... Don Luce (born 2 October 1948 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centreman who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982. ... Steve Shields (Born on July 19, 1972 in North Bay, Ontario) is a current NHL goaltender for the Atlanta Thrashers. ... Bob Boughner (b. ...


Notable people

Arthur Meighen, PC , QC , BA , LL.D (June 16, 1874 – August 5, 1960) was the ninth Prime Minister of Canada from July 10, 1920, to December 29, 1921, and June 29 to September 25, 1926. ... The Eaton Family mausoleum in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Timothy Eaton (1834 â€“ January 31, 1907) was a Canadian businessman who founded the Eatons department store, one of the most important retail businesses in Canadas history. ... Tracy Brookshaw (born May 22, 1975) is a Canadian professional wrestler and professional wrestling valet, better known by her stage name, Traci Brooks. ... ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... For other persons named Mark Bell, see Mark Bell (disambiguation). ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada St. Marys, Ontario For population information and statistics.

External links

  • Town of St. Marys website
  • Ontario Heritage Properties
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