Sherry L. B. Johnson

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The Start and Now The Latest!

This photo, which is used as GanWalking’s icon, is a logo of sorts, and for a good reason. It was part of the journey that spawned GanWalking.

Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2024
Sherry L. B. Johnson

The Pubble Story by Annie Beatty & Ganwalking

My name is Annie, I was born in South Lake, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, 16 June 1858. I lived a normal life for my time, except my husband was fascinated with time travel. Time travelling killed him but not me!

Volume 18, Issue 7, July 2023
Sherry L. B. Johnson

Excerpts from: Peggy Hutcheon’s "Growing up in Gan"

Peggy Hutcheon's memories were transcribed by her son after her death. He posted in Gananoque Heritage Research Facebook, saying "My mother was Peggy Hutcheon. She was born in Gananoque in 1931 and lived there until 1954, when she married my father."

Volume 18, Issue 5, May 2023
Sherry L. B. Johnson

Snail and Rocket Mail from Gananoque

The variety of ways that mail has snailed or raced from Gananoque to its recipients over the years is quite interesting. ‘Rocket Mail’ has to be the most unusual and with good reason . . .

Volume 18, Issue 4, April 2023
Sherry L. B. Johnson

While the Women Only Wept: Loyalist Refugee Women in Eastern Ontario, by Janice Potter-MacKinnon

I chased down this book a few years ago, while researching the first wife of Joel Stone, the founder of Gananoque. What a fascinating read it turned out to be!

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
Sherry L. B. Johnson

Is the Architect as Interesting as His Architecture?

Franklin Townsend Lent’s works are among those that have been researched as the early development of resort architecture in the Thousand Island region of Upstate New York and Ontario . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Sherry L. B. Johnson

A Candy Cane for Percy, by Sherry Johnson

Percy Ireland was a real boy who lived with his grandmother and Christmas 1880 was a disappointment for Percy Ireland.

Sherry L. B. Johnson

Starting to Face Climate Change

I put up a petition using this picture of a flooded boathouse and in short order found that a lot of us supported something that would encourage action.

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Sherry L. B. Johnson