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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Soldiers lunch at Queenston Heights

This First World War photograph is from an album owned by the family of Niagara Camp Commandant Lt.-Col. William A. Logie. Soldiers are resting for their two-hour lunch break on Queenston Heights after their 14-kilometre trek, along Progressive Avenue (Concession 2) from Niagara Camp (Fort George Commons). Following their break, the soldiers would head back to their canvas tents on the Commons, along the scenic River Road (Niagara Parkway). Soldiers, sometimes carrying their weapons and 60- to 70-pound packs, would be permitted to break every few hours along the way. The march often included music from the regimental bands and drinks or fruit from the civilian huskers along the way. Residents participating in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Step Challenge may want to give this historic route a try if they’re looking to win the top prize.