Dresden, Ontario

What is Dresden, Ontario known for?


special 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


prominent member

Other notable Black settlements include North Preston (North Preston, Nova Scotia) in Nova Scotia, Priceville (Priceville, Ontario), Shanty Bay (Shanty Bay, Ontario) and parts of Chatham


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


legal battle

, Bromley Armstrong and Ruth Lor Malloy went to Morley McKay's restaurant with a reporter. They were denied service. After a long legal battle, Mr. McKay opened his restaurant to everyone. The conflicting attitudes of white and black Dresden residents over


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


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, 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 .


public quot

; In 1954 Burnett was part of a delegation to Ontario Premier Leslie Frost and the cabinet. Soon after that the Ontario Fair Accommodation Practices Act passed. It stated that “"no one can deny to any person or class of persons the accommodation, services or facilities usually available to members of the public." However some restaurants and barber


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


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historical

, which lies just outside its borders at the corner of Park St. and Uncle Tom's Road (the former 3rd concession). The town and its many organizations including the Horticultural Society, Rotary and IODE, have striven to develop the town's historical legacy and its natural features, particularly the Sydneham River. Dresden's floodplain area, since a 100 year flood in 1968, has been constantly improved with the addition of beautifully landscaped parklands, an arboretum featuring the area's original

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

of the University of Ottawa, is that large sections of the original town site were owned between 1853 and 1873 by William Whipper, a prominent member of the William Still Underground Railroad network. Today a number of artifact houses from this time period are still extant in the community. The local Catherine McVean Chapter of the IODE offers historical tours to visitors who wish to know more of the town's history. The town is also home to civil rights actions both in the 1850s and 1950s

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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