Dresden, Ontario

What is Dresden, Ontario known for?


record

to be generally low and snow cover to be intermittent throughout the season. The average annual snowfall is only .

Dec record high C 17.8 year record high C 38.0 Jan high C -2.3 Feb high C -1.2 Mar high C 4.8 Apr high C 12.1 May high C 19.9 Jun high C 24.8 Jul high C 27.1 Aug high C 26.1 Sep high C 21.8 Oct high C 14.8 Nov high C 7.2 Dec high C 1.0 year high C 13.0 Jan mean C −5.6 Feb mean C −4.8 Mar mean C 0.8 Apr mean C 7.2 May mean C 14.0 Jun mean C 19.1 Jul mean C 21.4 Aug mean C 20.5 Sep mean C 16.3 Oct mean C 10.1 Nov mean C

3.8 Dec mean C −1.9 year mean C 8.4 Jan low C -9.0 Feb low C -8.4 Mar low C -3.2 Apr low C 2.2 May low C 8.1 Jun low C 13.4 Jul low C 15.7 Aug low C 14.9 Sep low C 10.8 Oct low C 5.3 Nov low C 0.4 Dec low C -4.8 year low C 3.8 Jan record low C -30.0 Feb record low C -25.6 Mar record low C -22.2 Apr record low C -13.0 May record low C -3.5 Jun record low C 0.0 Jul record low C 5.5 Aug record low C 0.0 Sep record low C -3.0


event

tractors of all shapes, sizes, makes and models assembled in a local farmer’s field in preparation for the parade. Many tractor drivers were inspired to fight back against cancer by taking part in honour or memory of loved ones touched by cancer. Others made the event a family affair with husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters all behind the wheel in support of the cause. The concept for the event came from Ken Richards, a local prostate cancer survivor. To promote the event

, Richards painted his 1944 Cockshutt 60 tractor yellow, blue and pink to represent various cancer awareness colours. The turn out surpassed even the expectations of event organiser Richards, "I thought we might get 800 tractors - but seeing approximately 1,200 tractors on parade blows me away,” he commented. The parade made its way through the town of Dresden to its final destination of the local fairgrounds complex and was a fitting way to celebrate the 135th annual Dresden Fair

. “The event committee was dedicated to making this world record happen, they put their whole heart into the event,” said Rachel MacLeod, the Fundraising Coordinator. “The Canadian Cancer Society is so fortunate to have the support of such a wonderful community.” she added. To date, “Greatest Tractor Parade: Farmers Driving out Cancer” has raised a total of $104,000 plus dollars for the Society. References External links *Dresden Website * http


agricultural community

www.exploredresden.ca footnotes '''Dresden''' is an agricultural community in southwestern Ontario, Canada, part of the municipality of Chatham-Kent (Chatham-Kent, Ontario). Dresden is best known as the home of Josiah Henson, the former U.S. slave whose life story was the inspiration for the novel ''Uncle Tom's Cabin''. It has been, therefore, characterized as the "Terminus of the Underground Railroad


small business

August 2010 Education Dresden has one secondary school, Lambton-Kent Composite School (LKCS), one elementary school, Dresden Area Central School (DACS), that serve Dresden and the surrounding communities. Industry and Small Business Dresden features a number of small businesses from gas stations to small specialty stores. Dresden is home to ConAgra Foods canning plant; where they produce many canned vegetables as well as Aylmer Ketchup. Martinrea Fabco auto parts manufacturer


historic home

: www.washingtonpost.com wp-dyn content article 2010 10 03 AR2010100304022.html?hpid newswell "After buying historic home, Md. officials find it wasn't really Uncle Tom's Cabin" , ''Washington Post'' It is now a part of the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. Official Montgomery County Parks Josiah Henson site The Uncle


historic site

", although many escaped slaves (Fugitive slave) were known to gather, at least to worship, as far south and east as what is today Chatham, Ontario. The Henson homestead (Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site) is a historic site located near what is today the town of Dresden, and is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Dresden is located on the Sydenham River. The community is named after Dresden, Germany. The major crops in the area are wheat, soybeans, corn

and tomatoes. thumb Centennial (File:Tischwimpel 100 Jahre Dresden.jpg) table flag (1982) with achievement (Achievement (heraldry)) including the motto: ''Vestigia nulla retrorsum'' Culture Dresden is rich in features of interest to visitors and the local population. As an important terminus of the Underground Railroad via overland and marine routes the town was part of a settlement formerly known as the Dawn Settlement. It is the site of Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site, which

as ''The Memoirs of Uncle Tom'' and traveled on lecture tours extensively in the United States and Europe. Stowe's novel lent its name to Henson's home—Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site, near Dresden, Ontario—which since the 1940s has been a museum. The cabin where Henson lived while he was enslaved no longer exists, but a cabin erroneously thought to be the Henson Cabin was purchased by the Montgomery County, Maryland, government in 2006. http


low

, operated by the Chatham-Kent Family Health Team, opened in 2012. http: ckfht.ca news dresden-healthcare-on-the-mend Climate and Geography The climate is mild, being classified as humid continental (Köppen climate classification ''Dfb'') that closely borders on the Dfa climate type. Summer days can be hot and humid with a July high of . In an average summer, temperatures exceed or reach

on 16 days per year. Winters are cold with a January high of for 1–3 days during winter. Dresden is not located in the snowbelt region which begins near London, Ontario, causing winter precipitation

to be generally low and snow cover to be intermittent throughout the season. The average annual snowfall is only .


life

www.exploredresden.ca footnotes '''Dresden''' is an agricultural community in southwestern Ontario, Canada, part of the municipality of Chatham-Kent (Chatham-Kent, Ontario). Dresden is best known as the home of Josiah Henson, the former U.S. slave whose life story was the inspiration for the novel ''Uncle Tom's Cabin''. It has been, therefore, characterized as the "Terminus of the Underground Railroad

Category:Populated places on the Underground Railroad Stowe was partly inspired to create ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' by ''The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself'' the 1849 slave narrative of Josiah Henson, a former enslaved black man who had lived and worked on a tobacco plantation (Plantations in the American South) in North Bethesda, Maryland, owned by Isaac Riley. Susan Logue, http

, and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden (Dresden, Ontario) in Kent County (Kent County, Ontario). At the time of his arrival, Ontario was known as the Province of Upper Canada (Upper Canada) (U.C.), becoming the Province of Canada in 1841, then Ontario in 1867, all within Henson's lifetime there. Henson's autobiography, ''The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself'' (1849


quot historic

: www.voanews.com english news a-13-2006-01-13-voa58.html "Historic Uncle Tom's Cabin Saved" , VOA News, January 12, 2006. Retrieved December 24, 2011. Henson escaped slavery in 1830 by fleeing to the Province of Upper Canada (Upper Canada) (now Ontario), where he helped other fugitive slaves settle and become self-sufficient, and where he wrote his memoirs. Stowe acknowledged in 1853 that Henson's writings inspired ''Uncle Tom's Cabin''. Harriet Beecher Stowe


- life

www.exploredresden.ca footnotes '''Dresden''' is an agricultural community in southwestern Ontario, Canada, part of the municipality of Chatham-Kent (Chatham-Kent, Ontario). Dresden is best known as the home of Josiah Henson, the former U.S. slave whose life story was the inspiration for the novel ''Uncle Tom's Cabin''. It has been, therefore, characterized as the "Terminus of the Underground Railroad

Category:Populated places on the Underground Railroad Stowe was partly inspired to create ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' by ''The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself'' the 1849 slave narrative of Josiah Henson, a former enslaved black man who had lived and worked on a tobacco plantation (Plantations in the American South) in North Bethesda, Maryland, owned by Isaac Riley. Susan Logue, http

, and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden (Dresden, Ontario) in Kent County (Kent County, Ontario). At the time of his arrival, Ontario was known as the Province of Upper Canada (Upper Canada) (U.C.), becoming the Province of Canada in 1841, then Ontario in 1867, all within Henson's lifetime there. Henson's autobiography, ''The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself'' (1849

Dresden, Ontario

'''Dresden''' is an agricultural community in southwestern Ontario, Canada, part of the municipality of Chatham-Kent (Chatham-Kent, Ontario). Dresden is best known as the home of Josiah Henson, the former U.S. slave whose life story was the inspiration for the novel ''Uncle Tom's Cabin''. It has been, therefore, characterized as the "Terminus of the Underground Railroad", although many escaped slaves (Fugitive slave) were known to gather, at least to worship, as far south and east as what is today Chatham, Ontario. The Henson homestead (Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site) is a historic site located near what is today the town of Dresden, and is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Dresden is located on the Sydenham River. The community is named after Dresden, Germany. The major crops in the area are wheat, soybeans, corn and tomatoes.

thumb Centennial (File:Tischwimpel 100 Jahre Dresden.jpg) table flag (1982) with achievement (Achievement (heraldry)) including the motto: ''Vestigia nulla retrorsum''

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