August 21, 2014
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This Day in History

1795 - People in the Home District (including Bertie Township) possessing tickets or certificates of occupation as evidence of land grant claims are given a 6 month deadline to deposit them with the Attorney General in Niagara to receive patents and therefore ownership of their land. (Welland County Historical Society, Papers and Records, Vol. 5, Louis Blake Duff, ed., Welland, Ont.: Welland County Historical Society, 1938, p. 34 and Eva Elliott Tolan, Reminders of the Past - Bertie's Early Settlers)

1812 - General Brock returns to Historic Fort Erie from Detroit in triumph after capturing General Hull and the whole 4th U.S. infantry as prisoners. (The History of the County of Welland, Belleville, Ont.: Mika Silk Screening Ltd., 1972, p. 248)

1983 - Fort Erie Race Track marks a wagering record - $1,914,722 on one day. (FEHM Files, Fort Erie Racetrack)

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  • Fort Erie Historical Museum
    402 Ridge Rd. P.O. Box 339
    Ridgeway, Ont. L0S 1N0
    (905) 894-5322
    f: (905)894-6851

    Admission by donation

    June to August: 7 days a week, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    September to May: Sunday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Fort Erie Railroad Museum
    400 Central Ave. (N. of Gilmore)
    Fort Erie, Ont.
    (905) 871-1412 or 894-5322 off-season

    Admission by donation

    June to August: 7 days a week, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sept. to May: closed

  • Ridgeway Battlefield Site
    Hwy 3 (Garrison Rd.) east of Ridge Rd.
    Ridgeway, Ont.

    Outdoor site that can be viewed anytime. Free admission.
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