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George and William Chaffey, immigrants from Canada, based a version colony in Southern California in 1882. They named their payment Ontario, from an Iroquois time period which means appealing water, not just to pay homage to their domestic province yet to additionally draw different Canadians to their colony. using forward-thinking irrigation practices, the brothers laid out plots of land prepared for colonists who desired to farm or increase citrus groves. After simply 4 years, the brothers left for Australia to increase extra settlements and handed their version colony directly to Charles Frankish and his companions of the Ontario Land and development corporation. From its earliest days, the colony turned recognized for its citrus groves, Armstrong roses, Graber olives, Guasti grapes, and the Hotpoint iron. This ebook, such as approximately two hundred photographs, makes a speciality of the colonys early improvement.

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S. Armstrong became a US citizen, and in 1896, he returned to Canada to marry his sweetheart, Charlotte Cooper (pictured), and bring her to Ontario. For a while, they lived in a small rented house on State Street. Soon after, Armstrong bought his first house, at C Street and Plum Avenue, for $500. 53 In 1898, Armstrong purchased three lots on the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and D Street from George Chaffey’s son Andrew for $112 each. He then continued to purchase lots until he owned almost the entire block, and built a two-story house on the south corner in 1900.

53 In 1898, Armstrong purchased three lots on the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and D Street from George Chaffey’s son Andrew for $112 each. He then continued to purchase lots until he owned almost the entire block, and built a two-story house on the south corner in 1900. He soon purchased 10 acres of land on Sixth Street just west of Mountain Avenue, and another 20 acres on West Philips Street. Armstrong purchased a mailing list of 2,500 names from a defunct nursery business and issued his first catalog in 1902.

31 Before Ontario had its own police department, law and order was provided by a town marshal. In 1907, the city elected Walter O. Hardy, pictured on the left, as its township constable. Hardy’s title was later changed to chief of police, and he served in this position until he retired in 1927. He was replaced by Arthur Axley, pictured on the right with a local vagrant. In the early days, the police department was located at city hall, but it shared quarters with the fire department between 1922 and 1937.

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