FIRST Publishing of The Colonial Advocate - Queenston, Ontario
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N 43° 09.749 W 079° 03.215
17T E 658232 N 4780697
Quick Description: A post mounted Ontario Provincial Plaque beside the sidewalk, next to the former home of William Lyon MacKenzie.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 11:17:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMBMQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge
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Long Description:
Plaque Text reads;

This influential journal of radical reform was first published on May 18, 1824, at Queenston, by William Lyon Mackenzie. A native of Scotland, Mackenzie had immigrated to Upper Canada in 1820 and three years later settled here and opened a general store. Within a year he had established a printing office in his home on this site, but in November, 1824, moved to York (Toronto). Because of Mackenzie's frequent attacks on the "Family Compact", supporters of this group raided The Colonial Advocate's offices and damaged the press on June 8, 1826. The courts awarded Mackenzie damages and he soon resumed publication. Mackenzie severed his connection with the paper, now called The Advocate, in 1834, and the last issue appeared that November.

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Date of FIRST: 5/18/1824

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