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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionNiagara-on-the-Lake was originally known as Butlersburg, after Colonel John Butler, the commander of Butler's Rangers. This military corps served in British North America until 1784. At that time, the general forces of the British Army in North America were significantly reduced. In 1781, the town received official status. It became known as Newark, then Niagara, and subsequently Niagara-on-the-Lake in order to distinguish itself from Niagara Falls. It is historically significant as the original capital of Upper Canada and is a popular tourist destination.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo sheets of Canadian commemorative stamps marking the bicentennial of the Town of Niagara-on-the Lake, 1781-1981.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 368
dc.subjectCommemorative postage stamps--Canada.en_US
dc.titleNiagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. Commemorative stamps, 1981.en_US

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