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Days of the Traction Line - Local History with George Thorman, Guests: W.H. Jewell and Paul Loucks

"Local History with George Thorman" series The topic is "The Days of the Traction Line", with guests W.H. Jewell and Paul Loucks.

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Local History with George Thorman" series A discussion of the history of Raven's Shoe Store

Local History with George Thorman" - History of Raven's Shoe Store with Guests: Charles and Forbes Raven.1979.

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Local History- George Thorman & Nipper Scott: World War I Flying Adventures

George Thorman interviewing Norman "Nipper Scott on his role in the Royal Air Force during the First World War.

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Local History- George Thorman with Brian Sim & E.G. King: Elgin Military Museum

George Thorman interviewing Lieutenant Brian Sim & Lieutenant Colonel E.G. King of the Elgin Regiment.

Local History-George Thorman & Bill Stewart: Botany in Elgin County

George Thorman interviewing Naturalist Bill Stewart on Botanical Work in Elgin County. 1978.

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Local History-George Thorman & Hugh Sims: Ghost Towns of Elgin County

George Thorman interviewing Hugh Sims on the ghost towns of Elgin County.

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Local History-George Thorman & Wayne Paddon: Talbot Settlement

Historians George Thorman & Wayne Paddon discuss the early settlement of Elgin County. 1977.

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Local History-Steve Peters & George Thorman: War of 1812

Steve Peters and George Thorman discussing events that took place in Elgin County during the War of 1812. This particular segment looks at the raids that took place in the area in 1814.

"Neutral Indians" - Local History with George Thorman, Guests G. Connoy and R. White

"Local History with George Thorman" series Topic is "Neutral Indians", Guests G. Connoy and R. White.1974.

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George Thorman Night - Elgin Historical Society

The Elgin Historical Society celebrated the life of local historian George Thorman at the St. Thomas Public Library where the local history room is named in his honour.

History of Talbot St. St. Thomas 1 of 2 - Local History with George Thorman with Guest Don Cosens

Local History with George Thorman with Guest Don Cosens part 1 of 2

History of Talbot St. St. Thomas 2 of 2 - Local History With George Thorman Guest: Don Cosens

Local History with George Thorman with Guest Don Cosens part 2 of 2

Local History with George Thorman & Don Cosens: Old Port Stanley

Historians George Thorman & Don Cosens discuss historic images of Port Stanley.

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Local History with George Thorman - Steve & Joey Peters, Bottle Collection, 1980

Steve & Joey Peters displaying their early bottle collection, 1980.

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Local History- George Thorman & Brian Sim: Elgin Military History

George Thorman interviewing Lieutenant Brian Sim of the Elgin Regiment on Elgin County's early military history. 1978.

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Local History- George Thorman & Sabu the Elephant Trainer: Jumbo

George Thorman interviews the elephant trainer and historian Raymond "Sabu" Moreau on the life and death of Jumbo the Elephant. 1981.
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Local History- George Thorman with Doug Carrie & Nipper Scott: World War I Flying Adventures

George Thorman interviewing Dr Doug Carrie & Norman "Nipper" Scott who both served in the Royal Air Force during the First World War. 1982.

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Local History-George Thorman & George Walker: Vimy Ridge

George Thorman interviewing George Walker on his time serving in the Canadian Army during the First World War as well as George's later life in St. Thomas.

Local History-George Thorman & Harvey Jay: History of Elgin Handles

George Thorman interviewing Harvey Jay on the history of Elgin Handles in St. Thomas. 1979.

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Local History-George Thorman & John Ker: Colonel Thomas Talbot

George Thorman & John Ker discussing the life of Colonel Thomas Talbot. John Ker lived on the original Talbot estate.

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Local History-George Thorman & John Nickelson: Fashion Design

George Thorman interviewing fashion designer John Nickelson. John was the chief assistant to famed New York fashion designer Oscar De La Renta.1981.

Local History-George Thorman & Roderick D. Macdonald, Industrialst 1979

George Thorman interviewing industrialist Roderick MacDonald. Rod was the president of both the Weatherhead and Jaeger Machine companies in St. Thomas.

Local History-George Thorman & Shine Palmer: The Industrial Commissioner of St. Thomas

George Thorman interviewing the Industrial Commissioner of St Thomas Shine Palmer on the industrialization that has taken place in the city in the last decades. 1979.

Local History-George Thorman & Wayne Paddon: Colonel Mahlon Burwell

George Thorman and Wayne Paddon discussing Colonel Mahlon Burwell. The surveyor of the Talbot Roads. 1976.

Sinking of The Bessemer - Local History with George Thorman, Guest: Frank Prothero

Sinking of The Bessemer - Local History with George Thorman, Guest: Frank Prothero

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