Dresden, Ontario

What is Dresden, Ontario known for?


historical events

, and this and other historical events are commemorated on various Ontario Heritage historical plaques in the town. The Sydenham River which flows through the town, is known for its rare fauna, and the Trillium Trail, particularly in the downtown's arboretum area features signage that educates on rare plants and animals that live here. The town features a number of special events each year, including a Show and Shine for classic autos, and weekly concerts on Thursday evenings during the summer months


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


black people

shops still refused to serve African Canadians. Justice William F. Schwenger investigated the complaints as a one-man commission. On the basis of his recommendations, Charles Daley, the minister of labour, refused to prosecute the two Dresden restaurant owners who had refused to serve black people. Daley said “I understand these people will in future obey the law”. On October 29, 1954, Hugh Burnett


year including

, and this and other historical events are commemorated on various Ontario Heritage historical plaques in the town. The Sydenham River which flows through the town, is known for its rare fauna, and the Trillium Trail, particularly in the downtown's arboretum area features signage that educates on rare plants and animals that live here. The town features a number of special events each year, including a Show and Shine for classic autos, and weekly concerts on Thursday evenings during the summer months


title character

to the trail are available at the town's Service Centre at the corner of Main and St. George St. Dresden was once home to not only Rev. Josiah Henson famous because of his association with the title character of Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, but a variety of prominent figures from the Underground Railroad period. A recent discovery through the Trillium Trail Project which has been verified by research done in partnership with the Promised Land Project, headed by Boulou de B'beri


Crewe

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story documentary

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story

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

and diverse Carolinian flora, and the Trillium Trail which includes a historical walk portion. The gateway to the Trillium Trail with its eight interpretive signs can be accessed at St. George St. in the heart of the town, near the bridge. The trail itself features 20 plaques which point out historical sites along a bricked path. The trail celebrates history which is both typical to small rural towns of the period and unique to Dresden's ties to the Underground Railroad story. Guides

the issue was recorded in the National Film Board's documentary the Dresden Story in 1954. On July 31, 2010, a plaque was installed in Dresden that honoured Hugh Burnett and the National Unity Association. It reads: HUGH BURNETT AND THE NATIONAL UNITY ASSOCIATION Between 1948 and 1956, the National Unity Association (NUA) of Chatham, Dresden and North Buxton, under the leadership of Hugh R


226

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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

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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