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do we really nead an individual page for bytown?[edit]

It is just the old name for Ottawa. needs mention but not a page of its own.--Olsdude 07:56, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Stuff removed from History of Ottawa article[edit]

The area soon was booming, based almost exclusively upon the Ottawa Valley timber trade.[1]

[[Richmond Roadthe landing saw some settlement. Several English regiments were offered land to build a settlement at Richmond[2], and their families stayed at Richmond Landing. The soldiers hacked their way through the forests, carving out what would become the 30 km long[3] Richmond Road, Ottawa's first thoroughfare[4].

Richmond Landing was a small settlement started in 1809 by Jehiel Collins with his family.[5] The "Jehiel Collins' store" was located just south of Victoria Island east of the present-day Portage Bridge in present day Lebreton Flats.[5]

The area that would later be known as Bytown had an early small settlement, named Richmond Landing, which would have a road to Richmond, a store and a tavern. Richmond Landing originated with Jehiel Collins who in 1809 built a log cabin and store[6][7] on the south shore of the Ottawa River, near the Chaudière Falls area.[6] Collins is credited as the first settler of what would become Bytown.[6][8] In 1818,[9] the landing saw some settlement. Several English regiments were offered land to build a settlement at Richmond[2], and their families stayed at Richmond Landing. The soldiers hacked their way through the forests, carving out what would become the 30 km long[10] Richmond Road, Ottawa's first thoroughfare[4].

John MacTaggart describes the project in the following way: "We have laid out two villages, and all the lots are taken up; it surprises me to see the anxiety the people have to become citizens here."[11]

The Union Bridge was completed in 1828[12], spanning the Ottawa River near Bytown's Chaudière Falls, and named because it linked Upper and Lower Canada.[12] In 1827, Sappers Bridge connecting the Upper Town (west of the canal) and Lower Town (east of the canal) was built over the Rideau Canal. Sappers Bridge joined Rideau Street (east of the canal), to a wagon trail (on its west side) that winded its way to where it met Wellington and Bank.[13] The land east of Bank Street had been acquired from Nicholas Sparks by the military, who returned it to him in late 1849, where he commenced its development. Thereafter, Sappers Bridge became connected directly to Sparks Street.[13]. Sappers Bridge lasted nearly a century when it was replaced by today's Plaza Bridge. Two large chunks of it sit at the site of Colonel By's house in Major's Hill Park today.

Bay????????[edit]

Joseph Bouchette in the summer of 1828 wrote:

The streets are laid out with much regularity, and of a liberal width that will hereafter contribute to the convenience, salubrity and elegance of the place. The number of houses now built is about 150, most of which are constructed of wood; frequently in a style of neatness and taste that reflects great credit upon the Inhabitants. On the elevated banks of the Bay, the Hospital, an extensive stone building, and three Barracks stand conspicuous; nearly on a level with them, and on the eastern side of the Bay, is the residence of Colonel By, Command Royal Engineer at that Station.

What does Bay mean? I think it has a specific name. Komitsuki (talk) 05:08, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Lee 2006, pp. 21.
  2. ^ a b Brault 1946, pp. 27.
  3. ^ "MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map". Mapq.st. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  4. ^ a b Haig 1975, pp. 53.
  5. ^ a b "LeBreton Flats Archaeological Assessments, Summer 2001to Autumn 2005: Summary of Assessments and Discoveries". McGovern Heritage Archaeological Associates. National Capital Commission. 2007. p. 3 (Introduction).  Invalid |dead-url=http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/data/2/rec_docs/9414_lebreton_resume_05-2007.pdf (help);
  6. ^ a b c Haig 1975, pp. 50.
  7. ^ Mika 1982, pp. 25.
  8. ^ Woods 1980.
  9. ^ Brault 1946, pp. 55.
  10. ^ "MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map". Mapq.st. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  11. ^ Haig 1975, pp. 64.
  12. ^ a b Mika 1982.
  13. ^ a b Haig 1975.