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Ottawa was originally called Bytown named for Colonel John By, the engineer who oversaw construction of the Rideau Canal.




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  • 1800 - First European settlement on the site of present-day Ottawa.

    en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Timeline_of_Ontario_history

  • 1832 - Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ onztimeln.htm

  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Canadian Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Bridge at Bytown, Upper Canada
    Canadian Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
    Artwork
  • 1850 - Bytown (Ottawa), Ontario founded
    The site of By's headquarters during the construction of the Rideau Canal is incorporated as Bytown. Plains Indian culture is at its height,...Read MORE...


  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    www.freeusandworldmaps.com
    Map
  • 1855 - Bytown Renamed
    The capital city, Ottawa, was originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the...Read MORE...


  • 1857 - Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as the new capital of the United Province of Canada.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • 1869 - Ottawa
    "Ottawa — The Capital of the Dominion of Canada, is situated on the Ottawa River, 87 miles from its confluence with the St. Lawrence, and where the...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Fire
    OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 19. - Several wealthy farmers have been burned out recently, losing from $8,000 to $10,000 each. GILMOUR'S piling-ground for...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    OTTAWA, formerly BYTOWN, a city of Ontario, capital of the Dominion of Canada, and of Carleton co., is beautifully situated on the right bank of the...Read MORE...


  • 1879 - Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame-d’Ottawa established at Ottawa

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1882 - The Electric Cooking Range (or Stove) Invented in 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario by Thomas Ahearn and first showcased at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893,
    it had by the 1930s replaced most gas stoves in kitchens around North America and Europe.
    canadaalive.wordpress.com/ 2010/ 08/ 11/ invented-in-canada/

  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Rideau Canal Locks

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Head of the Locks - Rideau Canal

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    A First Glimpse of the Capital

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Under Dufferin Bridge

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    From Main Entrance Under Central Tower

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Main Buildings, Houses of Parliament

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Ottawa - Parliament Buildings, From Major's Hill

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Post Office, and Dufferin and Sappers' Bridge

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tower of Eastern Block, Departmental Buildings

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tobogganning at Government House

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • News 1892 - Wreck of the Quadra.
    OTTAWA, Ontario, May 28. - The Minister of Marine and Fisheries has received a dispatch from the agent of his department at Victoria, stating that...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ottawa
    "Ot'tawa, a city of Ontario, capital of the Dominion of Canada and of Carleton co., is beautifully situated on the right bank of the Ottawa River, at ...Read MORE...


  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    West Block, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada.
    Postcard
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Supreme Court Building, Ottawa, Canada
    Postcard
  • Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Elgin Street, Ottawa.
    Postcard
  • News 1906 - CYCLONE STRIKES OTTAWA.
    Churches Partially Unroofed and Windows Broken.

    Ottawa, Aug. 6. - A cyclone struck Ottawa at 6 o'clock last night and left thousands of dollars of ...Read MORE...


  • News 1906 - FIRE IMPERILS A HUNDRED IN HOTEL.
    WERE FORCED TO JUMP FROM WINDOWS AND FIRE ESCAPES.
    MANY INJURED, 2 WILL DIE.

    Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 15 - A hundred guests were trapped in the flames ...Read MORE...


  • News 1906 - FOUR KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK - Timber-Laden Train Broke in Two Ascending a Steep Incline.
    Special to The New York Times.

    OTTAWA, Ontario, July 8. - A railroad wreck in which four persons were killed occurred on the Temiskaming and...Read MORE...


  • 1908 - A branch of the Royal Mint is established in Ottawa, making for the first time coins in Canada.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • News 1913 - EIGHT DEAD IN WRECK
    Spreading Rails Sends Two Immigrant Cars Into Ottawa River

    OTTAWA, June 25, - Eight persons were killed and more than twenty injured this aternoon ...Read MORE...


  • News 1916 - CANADIAN PARLIAMENT FIRE AN ACCIDENT.
    FIVE LIVES LOST WHEN $6,000,000 HISTORIC AND BEAUITFUL STRUCTURE BURNS.

    Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 4. - Two women and three men are known to have perished ...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Bridge at Bytown, Upper Canada
Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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www.freeusandworldmaps.com
Map

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Rideau Canal Locks

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Head of the Locks - Rideau Canal

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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A First Glimpse of the Capital

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Under Dufferin Bridge

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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From Main Entrance Under Central Tower

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork



Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Main Buildings, Houses of Parliament

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Ottawa - Parliament Buildings, From Major's Hill

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Post Office, and Dufferin and Sappers' Bridge

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Tower of Eastern Block, Departmental Buildings

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Tobogganning at Government House

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
West Block, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada.
Postcard

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Supreme Court Building, Ottawa, Canada
Postcard

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Elgin Street, Ottawa.
Postcard


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History and News of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • 1800 - First European settlement on the site of present-day Ottawa.

    en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Timeline_of_Ontario_history
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Travel Thru History


    302 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Travel Thru History Full Show (www.youtube.com)
  • 1832 - Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ onztimeln.htm
  • 1850 - Bytown (Ottawa), Ontario founded
    The site of By's headquarters during the construction of the Rideau Canal is incorporated as Bytown. Plains Indian culture is at its height,... Read MORE...

  • 1855 - Bytown Renamed
    The capital city, Ottawa, was originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the... Read MORE...

  • 1857 - Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as the new capital of the United Province of Canada.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • 1869 - Ottawa
    "Ottawa — The Capital of the Dominion of Canada, is situated on the Ottawa River, 87 miles from its confluence with the St. Lawrence, and where the... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Fire
    OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 19. - Several wealthy farmers have been burned out recently, losing from $8,000 to $10,000 each. GILMOUR'S piling-ground for... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    OTTAWA, formerly BYTOWN, a city of Ontario, capital of the Dominion of Canada, and of Carleton co., is beautifully situated on the right bank of the... Read MORE...

  • 1879 - Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame-d’Ottawa established at Ottawa

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1882 - The Electric Cooking Range (or Stove) Invented in 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario by Thomas Ahearn and first showcased at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893,
    it had by the 1930s replaced most gas stoves in kitchens around North America and Europe.
    canadaalive.wordpress.com/ 2010/ 08/ 11/ invented-in-canada/
  • News  1892 - Wreck of the Quadra.
    OTTAWA, Ontario, May 28. - The Minister of Marine and Fisheries has received a dispatch from the agent of his department at Victoria, stating that... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ottawa
    "Ot'tawa, a city of Ontario, capital of the Dominion of Canada and of Carleton co., is beautifully situated on the right bank of the Ottawa River, at ... Read MORE...

  • Ottawa, Canada


    Ottawa, Canada (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1906 - FOUR KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK - Timber-Laden Train Broke in Two Ascending a Steep Incline.
    Special to The New York Times.

    OTTAWA, Ontario, July 8. - A railroad wreck in which four persons were killed occurred on the Temiskaming and... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - CYCLONE STRIKES OTTAWA.
    Churches Partially Unroofed and Windows Broken.

    Ottawa, Aug. 6. - A cyclone struck Ottawa at 6 o'clock last night and left thousands of dollars of ... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - FIRE IMPERILS A HUNDRED IN HOTEL.
    WERE FORCED TO JUMP FROM WINDOWS AND FIRE ESCAPES.
    MANY INJURED, 2 WILL DIE.

    Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 15 - A hundred guests were trapped in the flames ... Read MORE...

  • 1908 - A branch of the Royal Mint is established in Ottawa, making for the first time coins in Canada.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • News  1913 - EIGHT DEAD IN WRECK
    Spreading Rails Sends Two Immigrant Cars Into Ottawa River

    OTTAWA, June 25, - Eight persons were killed and more than twenty injured this aternoon ... Read MORE...

  • News  1916 - CANADIAN PARLIAMENT FIRE AN ACCIDENT.
    FIVE LIVES LOST WHEN $6,000,000 HISTORIC AND BEAUITFUL STRUCTURE BURNS.

    Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 4. - Two women and three men are known to have perished ... Read MORE...

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