Hamilton Farmers' Market, 1890s. Taken from what is now the middle of Jackson Square facing east towards James St. N. The large building in the center, is old City Hall. To the left is the entrance to Market Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1917. Photo by Charles S. Cochran.

Hamilton Farmers' Market, 1890s. Taken from what is now the middle of Jackson Square facing east towards James St. N. The large building in the center, is old City Hall. To the left is the entrance to Market Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1917. Photo by Charles S. Cochran.

In the early years of the 20th century the lure of Hamilton's Beach brought hundreds of Hamiltonians out during the summer months to take advantage of the beach and the water. In 1903, to take advantage of the tourists a modest little amusement park began beside the Canal. It was called, simply, the Canal Amusement Park.

In the early years of the 20th century the lure of Hamilton's Beach brought hundreds of Hamiltonians out during the summer months to take advantage of the beach and the water. In 1903, to take advantage of the tourists a modest little amusement park began beside the Canal. It was called, simply, the Canal Amusement Park.

Hamilton was incorporated as a city on June 9, 1846. Hamilton celebrated its Centennial July 1 to July 6, 1946. There were various celebrations and activities throughout the city.

Hamilton was incorporated as a city on June Hamilton celebrated its Centennial July 1 to July There were various celebrations and activities throughout the city.

The Hamilton Herald sponsored the first Around the Bay Road Race in 1894. It attracted world-class runners from across North America. The race is still run today. This picture was taken by photographer Charles Cochran in 1910.

The Hamilton Herald sponsored the first Around the Bay Road Race in It attracted world-class runners from across North America. The race is still run today. This picture was taken by photographer Charles Cochran in

The Hamilton Market begins a month of celebrations to honour 175 years in Hamilton. This image also shows the Market Hall, before it was destroyed by fire in 1917, and the Star Theatre on Merrick Street.

The Hamilton Market begins a month of celebrations to honour 175 years in Hamilton. This image also shows the Market Hall, before it was destroyed by fire in and the Star Theatre on Merrick Street.


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