History by Helen Langford

During the Fall of 1977, Burlington Gazette columnist, Helen Langford began writing articles focused on the history of Burlington. Today they are accessible through the Burlington Gazette microfilm collection at either Burlington Public Library – Central Branch, or Mills Library at McMaster University in Hamilton.

A personal note: We have incredible Local History resources at the Central Branch of Burlington Public Library. It's also the Archive location of the Burlington Historical Society. It’s best to visit in-person!

My intention on reviving these articles is to make them more accessible and look at history through a historical lens to better appreciate the present.

No.Publication DateTitle
1Tues., October 18, 1977Our First Settlers - Part One
2Tues., October 25, 1977Our First Settlers - Part Two
3Tues., November 1, 1977Our First Settlers - Part Three
4Tues., November 8, 1977Our First Settlers - Part Four
5Tues., November 15, 1977Our First Settlers - Part Five
6Tues., November 22, 1977Our First Settlers - Part Six
7Tues., November 29, 1977Our First Settlers - Part Seven
8Tues., December 6, 1977Pioneer at 46
9Tues., December 13, 1977Search Through Past
10Tues., December 20, 1977Before 1800 ...
11Tues., December 27, 1977The Land Family
12Tues., January 3, 1978A New Beginning in 1791
13Tues., January 10, 1978The King Family
14Tues., January 17, 1978George Chisholm
15Tues., January 24, 1978Chisholms and the Creek
16Tues., January 31, 1978More of the Chisholms
17Tues., February 7, 1978Oakville's Founder
18Tues., February 14, 1978Brant's Block
19Tues., February 21, 1978The King's Head Inn
20Tues., February 28, 1978The First Innkeeper
21Tues., March 7, 1978Black Chief
22Tues., March 14, 1978The Kerns Family
23Tues., March 21, 1978Hannah
24Tues., March 28, 1978Creaking Old Mill
25Tues., April 4, 1978Reader Input
26Tues., April 11, 1978Painting and Auction Sale
27Tues., April 18, 1978Burlington in 1806
28Tues., April 25, 1978A New Township
29Tues., May 2, 1978Lottery Day
30Tues., May 9, 1978Roads and Schools Before 1812
31Tues., May 16, 1978Hopkins and Big Macs
32Tues., May 23, 1978Who Lies in the Crypt
33Tues., May 30, 1978Elections - Microfilm Missing This Edition at Burlington Public Library, Central Branch
34Tues., June 6, 1978Burlington High School, 1919
35Tues., June 13, 1978Garden of Canada