The story

Fireside Visitor –  conjures images of warmth and friendship but fire was used as a weapon against the defenceless settlers after the Battle of the Thames.  The British retreated and the Americans burned mills and fields so there would be no food to feed the soldiers.  How many hearths supplied live coals to McArthur’s 700 men on 700 horses thundering down Longwoods Road, burning as they went?

Painted by Taits Corners Community Centre


Fireside Visitor

5914 Longwoods Rd, Melbourne, ON

Latitude : 42.794400 Longitude : -81.579202

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