Morrisburg in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
George H. Challies
George H. Challies
who was responsible for the creation
and development of the St. Lawrence
Parks and Upper Canada Village.
At the age of 73, in conjunction with the Seaway and Power Development of the St. Lawrence River, a project which he had sponsored during his twenty-six years as a member of the Provincial Parliament, Mr. Challies, as Chairman of the Parks Commission, undertook to develop a system of Provincial Parks along the St. Lawrence River.
When Mr. Challies retired at the age of 81, the parks were well established and he had become very devoted to the progress and success of Upper Canada Village.
Erected 1967 by The Saint Lawrence Parks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 44° 56.774′ N, 75° 4.443′ W. Marker is in Morrisburg, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Road 2 and Battle of Crysler's Farm National Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13740 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Road 2, Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 2G0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loyalist American Regiments / Loyalists of the Indian Nations / Sir John Johnson (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Battle of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Aultsville Train Station and Locomotive 1008 (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); Sir James Pliny Whitney (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger (approx. 4.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrisburg.
Also see . . . George Holmes Challies (Wikipedia). George Holmes Challies was an Ontario merchant and political figure. He represented Dundas and then Grenville—Dundas in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative and then Progressive Conservative member from 1929 to 1955. He was president of the Dominion Toilet Brush Company and Dominion Coach Lines. Challies served as Provincial Secretary and Registrar from 1931 to 1934 and as Minister without Portfolio from 1943 to 1948 and from 1949 to 1955. Challies was also a member of the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission (later Ontario Hydro). (Submitted on May 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.