Ontario Visual Heritage Project


Simcoe's Plan

War of 1812


Baldoon Mystery

A Place of Refuge


Elgin Settlement

Talbot Road

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Civil War


Wallaceburg Museum

In 1878 James Paris Lee invented a rifle box magazine with the capability of firing a deadly 30 rounds per minute. Ten thousand of the rifles were sold to the U.S Navy, and it became standard issue in the British Army for the next sixty years.

Lee had worked in Wallaceburg with his father as a watchmaker and perfected the rifle with the help of his brothers. They fired shots across the Sydenham river into an Oak tree over 100 yards away.

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