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Kerr retail now2 croppedThe end of World War II heralded the post-war baby boom, when young couples married and started families - some of them large. A photo of my family taken in 1953 shows our grandmother, Kate Eastwood, surrounded by twelve grandchildren, all born during the post-war period - with more to come along!

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Oakwood school 1969 fixedLooking back on material from the early days of Oakwood Public School is like finding a time capsule unearthed after sixty years.

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In the 1950's, Oakville had clear lines of social demarcation. There was a right and wrong side of the tracks - or in Oakville's case, the creek!

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World War II had a significant impact and left a lasting legacy on Oakville as it did on many communities in Canada. Men and women in large numbers contributed to the war effort by serving on the front lines, participating in the manufacturing of weapons and goods and volunteering in a variety of ways in support of the defence of Europe and the preservation of freedom.

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Young William ChisholmIn 1805, all the lands on the northern shore of Lake Ontario between Etobicoke and Hamilton, except the land situated at the mouths of Twelve Mile Creek and Sixteen Mile Creek, were purchased by the Assembly of Upper Canada from the Mississauga Indians.

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