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John Graves Simcoe

First Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada 1791-1796

 
 
Simcoe Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Simcoe Monument
View of the front side of the Simcoe Monument.
Inscription.
Here at Niagara on September 17, 1792
he presided over the first
representative assembly
of this province.

His genius foresaw the greatness of
this country and he threw himself
into its building with ardour and
enthusiasm. By his exalted aims, his
conspicuous integrity, his tireless
industry and unflagging fortitude
he brought courage to the hearts
of the early settlers and led them
to carve a civilization out of a
wilderness. In all this he was
unfailingly helped by his wife

Elizabeth Posthuma Gwillim

who like her husband has left the
impress of her spirit and her
name on the letters and locations
of this province. Her diaries and
drawings give an authentic record
of the life of the period and the
aspect of the land

Non Bibi Sed Patriae

 
Erected 1952 by The Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 15.135′ N, 79° 3.56′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Ricardo Street just south of Melville Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker
Simcoe Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Simcoe Monument
View of the backside of the Simcoe Monument, with a view of the Navy Hall building in the background.
is located on the grounds of the Navy Hall, between the site of Fort George and the Niagara River, nearest to the Niagara River. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Early Years (within shouting distance of this marker); Later Years (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fort Niagara (about 240 meters away); A Strategic Site (about 240 meters away); Six Pounder Field Gun (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Graves Simcoe. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. John Graves Simcoe. This is a link to information provided by a web site entitled Early Canada Historical Narratives. (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Simcoe, John Graves. This is a link to information provided by the Dictionary
Simcoe Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Simcoe Monument
View of the back side of the Simcoe Monument.
of Canadian Biography Online. (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
John Graves Simcoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. John Graves Simcoe Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the Simcoe Monument.
Simcoe Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Simcoe Monument
View of the backside of the Simcoe Monument, with the Navy Hall in the left background and Fort George on the hill to the right in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 20, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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