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Old 10-28-2008, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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living in North American history

I have had a great deal of experiences in my life.
I have worked several jobs at one time, i have been a working musician for most of my life and generally worked in machines shops or kitchens while trying to make my musical career work.
I've worked on farms.
I've worked in offices, retail sales, delivery driving, and a host of other occupations.
this has lead me to sighting experience when making one post or another;
many think that I'm full of crap and just making stuff up a great deal of the time;
but with a little work I can generally prove that the things I speak of are as true as any fact can be at any given point.
(as science advances sometimes facts are adjusted to fit new evidence)
But history is fairly fixed. (facts not motives)
A recent thread discussed "slavery";
I have read extensively about the slave trade in North America,
something I discovered is that I am currently living just a stones throw away from the Church that was the final stop on the Underground Railroad.
The Underground Railroad smuggled Black Slaves to Canada where Black Person were Free People under the law.

In the picture below I have indicated where my house is and where the Church is in relation to the streets and what not.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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gee, who'd have thought St Catherines was important for anything

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jk, thats pretty cool. Probably one of those things they should talk about in history classes. In fact, I don't remember a great deal that might have been said in history class about the railroad. Certainly not a final destination like that church. Which is sad, its the kind of thing we should be more proud to learn about.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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as you explore around Niagara,
there is notable history around every corner.
it's amazing just what you can find.
a guy that i talk with out at our leash free dog park was on a nature
hike through the Niagara Gorge and he found a Cannon Ball that is consistent with the size shot by many American Troops during the War of 1812.

People are continually finding period Musket Balls, Cannon Balls, Arrow Heads and other artifacts in the Niagara Gorge.

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I have a buddy up in St. Catherines, I wonder if he knows about this.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Niagara is an amazing area. Lots of history and just a beautiful region overall.
I've been flying out of St.Catherine's recently and I can tell you it looks even better from the air.
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Your cellar have any ionteresting blocked in doors? Lots of places along the route have hidden doors and walls just to smuggle slaves. Its quite interesting.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Your cellar have any ionteresting blocked in doors? Lots of places along the route have hidden doors and walls just to smuggle slaves. Its quite interesting.
actually it does.
but this building wasn't built till much later.

only thing that bothers me about that room that is not on the blue prints is the way it keeps sweating blood and wispering
"GET OUT! OR AT LEAST TURN UP THE DAMNED TV! I'M IN THE CELLAR YOU PRICK!!"
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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a guy that i talk with out at our leash free dog park was on a nature
hike through the Niagara Gorge and he found a Cannon Ball that is consistent with the size shot by many American Troops during the War of 1812.

People are continually finding period Musket Balls, Cannon Balls, Arrow Heads and other artifacts in the Niagara Gorge.
Read this, and if you know the people you may want to warn them that those cannonballs still could be "live" and dangerous.

FOXNews.com - Virginia Man Killed In Civil War Cannonball Blast - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

That guy can no longer warn people about them, and he was an expert on them.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Read this, and if you know the people you may want to warn them that those cannonballs still could be "live" and dangerous.

FOXNews.com - Virginia Man Killed In Civil War Cannonball Blast - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

That guy can no longer warn people about them, and he was an expert on them.

now i`m not 100% on this,
but i don`t think many "explosive" shells were available for the ill equipped troops that fought up and down the Niagara Gorge from 1812 to 1815.
production of explosive shells was difficult and time consuming at that point in history.
besides the one my friend found is solid iron.
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