Great Auk, from The Birds of Canada by John James Audubon, 1838.

In 1997, an archaeological excavation crew uncovered & mapped the dwelling house.

Forced to end his run after cancer spread to his lungs, Terry Fox prepares to board a flight from Thunder Bay, ON, to his home in British Columbia on September 2, 1980. This painting represents an event that took place on October 23-24, 1952, at "Little Gibraltor" Hill, Korea, in which friendly fire was called in to help stop Chinese soldiers from overrunning Canadian positions. Louis, Saskatchewan, this home was occupied until about forty years ago.

Nearby, Terry's parents are embraced by Bill Vigars of the Canadian Cancer Society. The original lean-to was lorn down; the flat river-stone foundation is still visible.

According to Calgary Police records, Cyr was arrested four times between 19, twice for vagrancy and twice for drunkenness.

Her 1916 arrest for vagrancy ended in a sixty-day sentence with hard labour.

Sir Francis Galton coined the term eugenics in 1883.

In his influential 1869 book, Hereditary Genius, he proposed a program similar to agricultural breeding programs, in which individuals’ pedigrees and race would identify those “most valuable.” Before the advent of the secret ballot in 1874, candidates for legislatures appeared before electors who stood and openly voiced their choices, as indicated in this watercolour of an election at Perth, Upper Canada, in 1828.

Mabel May was one of four women artists commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund to depict female munitions workers.

After visiting a factory, May captures the “avenues of clanking, grinding, clashing machines.” An undated photo of Fort Beausejour in New Brunswick shows a restored wall and musuem.

Originally built in 1751, the fort was one of Canada’s first identified historic sites.

Today it is known as Fort Beausejour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site.