This Day In Guelph History: April 18, 1899

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.

April 18, 1899

The Speed River floods numerous houses, factories, and other buildings in the vicinity. The swelling of the Speed River was a common occurrence in Guelph during the Spring.

Photo: Speed River at High Water Level, circa 1933 | Details:  2009.16.12 and  2009.16.23

“30 Wellington Street. Home on Wellington street during the Spring flood. My Uncle Jack DeShane pushing boat and my Uncle Harry DeShane took the picture. Between 1931-1936.”









Posted by Sarah Ball on April 18, 2017

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