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Niagara Agricultural Society

1792 - 1805

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. Niagara Agricultural Society Marker
Inscription.  The first organization devoted to the improvement of agriculture in Ontario was founded at Niagara. Its original name, the Agricultural Society of Upper Canada, reflected Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe’s hope that it would become a province-wide organization. Its members, mostly merchants, politicians, clergymen and gentlemen farmers, met regularly for dinner and discussion. They imported new variety of fruit trees to the Niagara peninsula in 1794 and sponsored the province’s first agricultural fair in Queenston in 1799. The society folded in 1805 and left its collection of reference books to the Niagara Library. Although the society was short-lived, its scientific approach to farming anticipated the work of regional agricultural societies run by farmers after 1820.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 43° 15.297′ N, 79° 4.234′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Picton Street, on the right when traveling
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Niagara Agricultural Society Marker
north on King Street. Marker is located in Simcoe Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Niagara (a few steps from this marker); Niagara Historical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara Apothecary (within shouting distance of this marker); John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of First Parliament (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Canada Gazette, or American Oracle (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Kirby (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial Era
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Niagara Agricultural Society Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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