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This day in our history
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1813 - Mr. St. John and Lester Brace, new owners of the Fort Erie–Buffalo ferry are on the ferry when it capsizes in the Niagara River killing both Mr. St. John and Lester Brace's son. (The Times Review Tourist Supplement, 1937, Fort Erie, Ont.: The Times Review, 1937, p. 8)

1866 - U.S. President Johnson issues a proclamation requiring enforcement of the 1818 Laws of Neutrality following the Fenian raids. (www.reference.com/browse)

1874 - Bertie Township Council passes a by-law allowing $2495 for the building of a Town Hall in Ridgeway. (FEHM Files, Bertie Township Council Minutes)



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