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Queenston in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Major John Richardson

1796-1852

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Major John Richardson Marker
Inscription.  This pioneer historian, author and soldier was born in Queenston. His family moved to Amherstburg about 1802, and at the outbreak of the War of 1812 Richardson joined the British army. Retired on half pay in 1818 in London, England, he published the epic poem "Tecumseh" and the celebrated historical novel "Wacousta" which established his literary reputation. In 1838 Richardson returned to Upper Canada where he published two weekly newspapers, "The New Era" (1841-42) and "The Canadian Loyalist" (1843-44). His later works "Eight Years in Canada" and "The War of 1812" provide invaluable historical information. In 1848 he moved to New York City where he died in poverty.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 10.022′ N, 79° 3.354′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Queenston Street just south of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south. This historical marker is located on the grounds of a public school in a residential neighborhood,
Major John Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Major John Richardson Marker
View of the historical marker situated in the front yard of a Queenston public school.
on the southeast corner of Queenston and Walnut Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 Queenston Street, Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of Queenston (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Queenston Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Laura Secord (1775-1868) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Queenston United Church of Canada (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Brock Dead House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Township of Niagara War Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Major John Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Major John Richardson Marker
View of historical marker from within the school yard, looking south along Queenston Street.
Major John Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Major John Richardson Marker
View of historical marker from outside of the school yard, looking south along Queenston Street.
Major John Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Major John Richardson Marker
View of historical marker from outside of the school yard, looking north along Queenston Street, towards the intersection with Walnut Street.
Major John Richardson image. Click for full size.
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6. Major John Richardson
This portrait of Major John Richardson appeared in his 1902 book The War of 1812.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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