New waterfront plaques celebrated in Iroquois; John Ross cuts ribbon

IROQUOIS — The Iroquois Waterfront Committee, South Dundas Historical Society and Iroquois Airport Commission cut the official ribbon Oct. 24 on a series of new historical plaques celebrating old pre-Seaway Iroquois, at the John Ross Airport and Campground building. Watch the video above, including longtime Iroquois resident Walter Bailey’s reminiscences about the Seaway project that transformed the town. He recalls how, as a teenager, his own family’s home was moved in one day to the new village site without disturbing anything inside the home; the wood stove continued to burn during the process. One day, the Bailey family’s house was situated beside the sidewalk in the old town, and the next it was placed on a new foundation, with a setback from the street and new neighbours around them!

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