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Old Posted May 19, 2008, 5:30 AM
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Three Small Towns and Uncle Tom's Cabin

Ridgetown, Thamesville and Dresden are farming communities located along old highway 21 in Southwestern Ontario. This
part of Ontario is flat, rural farm country. At the end of the tour is Uncle Tom's Cabin, terminus of the underground railroad,
which is located just outside Dresden.



Ridgetown
population 3300


























Thamesville
population 1000


















Dresden
population 2600


























Uncle Tom's Cabin
The home of Josiah Henson






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I love all that red brick
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Bricklicious. Very nice.
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Nice pictures Flar! I have family in Ridgetown and your pictures do it justice.

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I love Southern Ontario. Thanks flar, again.
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Looks great! Awesome photos, keep 'em coming.
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Wow! Those towns pack a wallop for their size.
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flar, I enjoyed the photos and the opportunity to discover some places I've never heard of before. Thanks!
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Great thread, Flar, as usual. That part of Ontario sure is packed with some beautiful cities and towns.
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What beautiful photos! I too love all the brick buildings. And it's nice to see some smaller communities like this. Also, learned something new in the process. Thanks so much!
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flar, I enjoyed the photos and the opportunity to discover some places I've never heard of before. Thanks!
I suppose that makes you an "Uncle Tom".
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some beautiful old architecture.
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Very awesome, and some history to.
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Nice pictures. These towns look nice for populations of only a few thousand.

Have you ever taken pictures of Fort Erie or Port Colborne, which aren't too big either? I'm in this area every Summer to visit my grandparents, and plan on going up again this Summer. We should do a tour of one or both. (I also haven't been in Hamilton ever, maybe a tour in your city owuld be nice.)
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Love the architecture. Those downtown storefronts are gorgeous.
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Downtown commercial is always brick in Ontario. In Southwestern Ontairo (basically southwest of London toward Windsor/Detroit), the most impressive houses are often brick but the majority of houses are little white frame houses like these:





Brick houses are much more common in the towns east of London towards Hamilton and Toronto. I tend to show the nicest houses when I do smalltown tours, or at least houses with interesting architectural details. The tours wouldn't be that interesting if they were filled with plain houses like the ones above, but they are the typical houses.

This area is also culturally a bit different than Ontario east of London, this is out of Toronto's range of influence. Note how all these houses have TV antennas to pick up Detroit TV (of course satellite is taking over more recently).



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Nice pictures. These towns look nice for populations of only a few thousand.

Have you ever taken pictures of Fort Erie or Port Colborne, which aren't too big either? I'm in this area every Summer to visit my grandparents, and plan on going up again this Summer. We should do a tour of one or both. (I also haven't been in Hamilton ever, maybe a tour in your city owuld be nice.)
You should definitely come to the Hammer for a tour this summer.
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love the agricultural photos
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