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Mary Tutak Boswick, a Polish Kingstonian

Mary Tutak Boswick, a Polish Kingstonian

SWIHHP is delighted to have a guest blog post this month from Joan McCulloch, telling the story of her grandmother's...
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Real Fathers, Real Sons

Real Fathers, Real Sons

Fernando Monte and Bill Cassidy both live on Raglan Road. Both were raised Catholic, found fulfillment in the arts —...
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Bootlegging in the Swamp Ward

Bootlegging in the Swamp Ward

When I first started interviewing people in the Swamp Ward, I was a bit perplexed by all the bootlegging I...
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The Art of Transcribing

The Art of Transcribing

Ella Mackay Singh worked with SWIHHP this summer on a fellowship through Queen's. She did some fascinating thinking about what...
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Episode Six: The Sixties Come to Kingston

Episode Six: The Sixties Come to Kingston

Our sixth podcast starts with an account of an explosive City Council meeting on August 31, 1970. Even the Whig-Standard stood...
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What’s in a Name? Episode One of Stories of the Swamp Ward

What’s in a Name? Episode One of Stories of the Swamp Ward

You might be here because you already heard this podcast episode, but if not, here it is! I'm not sure...
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Ka’tarohkwi: The Original Swamp Ward?

Ka’tarohkwi: The Original Swamp Ward?

You've all seen this word around a lot, right? There's the creek, the river, the conservation area, the dental clinic,...
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A Sandwich Fit for a King

A Sandwich Fit for a King

"My dad always had a joke, or a smile on his face waiting for somebody to make a joke," Rosalyn...
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“Handed to me by Scotty Bowman”

“Handed to me by Scotty Bowman”

Few of us have had our new hockey skates handed to us by an NHL coach. Garry Lavallee, though, is...
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Alma Street Then and Now

Alma Street Then and Now

Alma Street, all one block of it, runs along the west side of McBurney Park, which was once the Upper...
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