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Lord Strathcona

Donald Alexander Smith was Lord Strathcona, the 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal. He was a Scottish born Canadian businessman who was one of the British Empire's foremost builders and philanthropists. He had many roles at one time or another such as commissioner, governor and principal shareh [ ... read more ]

Category: Politician   |   Last Update: 06-11-2016
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John 'Gassy Jack' Deighton

John 'Gassy Jack' Deighton was a steamer captain and a bar owner. Born in Hull (England), he arrived in Canada after working on US ships which were in demand during the California Gold Rush. Gold was what brought Deighton to Canada. He did not find it. He got ill and for this reason he had to fin [ ... read more ]

Category: Other   |   Last Update: 27-09-2016
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