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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Grazing on the ninth
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

Editor’s note: With sadness, but also appreciation, we announce the retirement of our first Exploring Photos columnist Jim Smith. Smith, a lifelong Niagara-on-the-Lake resident was an advocate for local history, preserving many of the town’s memories in photographs he’s collected throughout his life. We are fortunate to have been able to share some of those memories with the growing and changing NOTL community. He will be missed by The Lake Report, and we wish him a relaxing and fun-filled retirement from Exploring Photos. We would also like to welcome and thank the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum, which has stepped up to continue the column.


For those enjoying a round of golf this summer at the NOTL Golf Club, here’s an image of the same grounds with Fort Mississauga in the background. It was not uncommon for farmers to let their herds graze on the military reserve lands. These cows are enjoying a snack on the once quiet lands of the Mississauga Commons.

Jim Smith has a wealth of local history knowledge and an amazing photographic collection. Since he has decided to retire from the column, the NOTL Museum will do its best to continue his enthusiasm for local history.