News in Hamilton: 100 Years Ago Today

By Jonathan Lambert
Published December 02, 2011

There is a long tradition of newspapers in the Hamilton area. Parts of this rich history include the Gore Balance, first published in 1829; The Hamilton Gazette, and General Advertiser distributed from 1835 and 1856; and The Hamilton Times, a paper that was in print from 1858 until 1920 (Wikipedia).

The following are headlines from The Hamilton Times on Saturday December 2, 1911:

Local news

International news



Photo taken from Jolly Cut, Dec. 1 2011
Photo taken from Jolly Cut, Dec. 1 2011 (Image Credit: Jonathan Lambert)

Records of The Hamilton Times and additional papers are on microfiche in the Local History & Archives Department of the Hamilton Public Library on the third floor of the Central Branch.

Jonathan Lambert is a returnee to Hamilton, Ontario. In between studies at the University of Toronto and stellar pick-up soccer, he enjoys taking in Monday night Hamilton Red Wing home games.


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By Peter (anonymous) | Posted December 03, 2011 at 01:08:58

That was a bit of fun. Thanks very much.

p.s. I can't imagine ever taking out an ad for apples...weird, wild stuff.

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By TnT (registered) | Posted December 03, 2011 at 12:08:22

I still see adds for a reliable hustling agent...maybe that means something else.

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By Tim (anonymous) | Posted December 04, 2011 at 04:07:19

Great post, I'd love to see more of these. For some reason I imagine Hamilton at the turn of the twentieth century as a kind of rough Victorian Dickensian place. I don't know why - maybe the influence of the surviving architecture. Visions of poor children darting down alleys on a snowy night.

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By HamiltonTransitHistory (registered) - website | Posted December 06, 2011 at 18:37:43

I've written a couple of articles on specific years in the history of the HSR for my website; 1874 and 1892. (In both of the these cases, there was a lot of newspaper reading involved.)

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