Monday, June 17, 2013

Original Oshawa Journal

The composing room at the Gazette and Chronicle office. Source: OurOntario.caThe original "Oshawa Journal" went bankrupt and the publisher skipped town - maybe it's not the best name to chose for this blog??



The Oshawa Journal was started in Oshawa in 1861 by W. H. Higgins, but was given up, the Whitby Chronicle (commenced in 1856) requiring his undivided attention.

Source: The life and times of Joseph Gould: Struggles of the early Canadian settlers

Caption: The composing room at the Gazette and Chronicle office.
Public domain: Copyright expired according to Canadian law.
Source: OurOntario.ca


The life and times of Joseph Gould: Struggles of the early Canadian settlers, by W. H. Higgins. Source: Archive.org
The life and times of Joseph Gould: Struggles of the early Canadian settlers...
by W.H. Higgins
-- settlement of Uxbridge, sketch of the history of the county of Ontario, the rebellion of 1837, parliamentary career, etc., etc. Reminiscences of sixty years of active political and municipal life.

Caption: W. H. Higgins, author of "The life and times of Joseph Gould"
Public domain: Copyright expired according to Canadian law.
Source: Archive.org

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The first semi-weekly was published by Mr. Higgins at Whitby in 1859, and was called the Semi-Weekly Chronicle, but was discontinued after a trial of eighteen months. The Oshawa Journal was another attempt of his in 1861, which was abandoned.

Source: On The Shores Of Scugog


Lake Scugog 1853, by William Armstrong. Source: OurOntario.ca
On the shores of Scugog (1913)
by Samuel Farmer
-- On The Shores Of Scugog was the first hard cover book published about the history of Reach Township and the surrounding area. The 114-page book provided a glimpse into the lives of the earliest settlers, their hardships and their achievements. Mr. Farmer re-published the book in Dec. 1934, adding more pages of information to the popular document. It was reprinted a third time in 1969 by the Lake Scugog Historical Society.

CAPTION: Lake Scugog 1853, by William Armstrong
Public domain: Copyright expired according to Canadian law.

Source: OurOntario.ca

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Staff of the Gazette and Chronicle. Source: OurOntario.ca
Oshawa This Week began in 1970, one week after the Oshawa Journal stopped publishing, he said. The Journal had ridden up a debt with its printer, Web Offset Publications, and the when the bill came due, its publisher skipped town. Web took over and renamed the paper Oshawa This Week, seamlessly filling the Journal's void and remaining a total-market-coverage paper.

Source: DurhamRegion.com

CAPTION: Staff of the Gazette and Chronicle
Public domain: Copyright expired according to Canadian law.
Source: OurOntario.ca


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