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It Happened Here: The Dairy Bush

March 30, 2023

Banner Image: Mills Hall, Ontario Agricultural College, c. 1930. 2005.48.4, Guelph Museums

Reforestation, buried ciders, and a sky hill – The Dairy Bush had it all! In this episode of It Happened Here, Education Coordinator, Ken Irvine shares the story of the Dairy Bush, a seemingly unassuming forest in the middle of the city…or is it?

Photos Courtesy of:

  • “Fred Stone” – Guelph Museums, Grundy 22
  • “William Brown” – University of Guelph Archives
  • “Brown’s wood plaque” – Charmaine Irvine
  • “Mills Hall” – Guelph Museums, 2005.48.4
  • “1955 Ariel view Dairy Bush” – Department of Integrative Biology permission given by Prof. Alex Smith
  • “Edmund Zavitz” – University of Guelph Archives
  • “Doug Larson” – Doug Larson
  • “OAC review cover” – University of Guelph Archives
  • “10 Sass Peepre” – University of Guelph Archives
  • “T-shirt image” – Azimut Laurentides Orienteering club permission given by club – President Martin Valiquette
  • “Ski pole basket” – Prof. Alex Smith’s personal images

This episode premiered on March 30, 2023 on YouTube and Facebook.

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March 30, 2023
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