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Harriston; How they named it; Located 45 miles northwest of Guelph; this town grew up on the banks of the Maitiand River. It was named after Archibald Harrison; the first to settle in the area. He built a sawmill in 1854; laid out the town lots a few years later and with James Stark opened the first hotel in the area. Harrison became the first postmaster. Open in full size

Harriston; How they named it; Located 45 miles northwest of Guelph; this town grew up on the banks of the Maitiand River. It was named after Archibald Harrison; the first to settle in the area. He built a sawmill in 1854; laid out the town lots a few years later and with James Stark opened the first hotel in the area. Harrison became the first postmaster.

Picture, 1982, English

Harriston; How they named it; Located 45 miles northwest of Guelph; this town grew up on the banks of the Maitiand River. It was named after Archibald Harrison; the first to settle in the area. He built a sawmill in 1854; laid out the town lots a few years later and with James Stark opened the first hotel in the area. Harrison became the first postmaster.

Picture, 1982, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Harriston

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0106512f