Native History Mississauga Haunted Who am I? Loyalists Trivia Mississauga 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 Question: What does “Mississauga” mean? Answer: Mississauga means: “River of the North of Many Mouths” or “Many River Mouths” Who am I? A) Reverend Peter Jones B) Captain Joseph Brant C) Chief Joseph Sawyer Answer: Kahkewaquonaby (“Sacred Waving Feathers) Reverend Peter Jones Do you recognize this word? Wadoopikaag Many words we use today have their origins with Ojibwa / Mississauga words. This one means “Place of the Black Alders”. Do you know what we call it today? Answer: Etobicoke (Wadoopikaag) What is this? Answer: Treaty 13-A, signed on August 2nd, 1805, between the British Crown and the Native Mississaugas at the mouth of the Credit River. Question: What does “Mimico” mean? Answer: Mimico is derived from an Ojibwa word meaning “Resting place of the Wild Pigeons” Question: Loyalists were people who remained loyal to the British Crown during what conflict? Answer: The American War of Independence 1775-1783 Also known as the American Revolutionary War & the American Revolution. True or False? U.E. (United Empire) is Canada’s only officially recognized hereditary title. Answer: True. “Those Loyalists who have adhered to the unity of the empire, and joined the royal standard before the treaty of separation in the year 1783, and all their children and their descendants by either sex, are to be distinguished by the following capitals, affixed to their names: U.E. Alluding to their great principle the unity of the empire.” Question: How many Loyalists are estimated to have found refuge in Canada following the American Revolution? A) 10,000 B) 50,000 C) 25,000 Answer: It is estimated that over 50,000 Loyalists found a new home in Canada following the American Revolution. Question: Name ONE of the founding U.E.L. families of Merigold’s Point. Answer: Bradley Hendershott Jarvis Marlatt Merigold Monger Thompson Question: What is the meaning of Ontario’s Motto? “Ut incepit Fidelis sic permanet” Answer: Loyal She Began, Loyal She Remains “Ut incepit Fidelis sic permanet” Question: What year did Mississauga become a City? Answer: 1974 The Town of Mississauga joined with the Villages of Streetsville and Port Credit to become the City of Mississauga Question: What was the previous name for the Town of Mississauga? Answer: Toronto Township or Township of Toronto Question: How many mayors has the City of Mississauga had? Answer: Three Martin Dobkin (1974-1976) Ron Searle (1976-1978) Hazel McCallion (1978-present) Question: What is referred to as the “Mississauga Miracle”? Answer: The Mississauga Train Derailment On November 10, 1979, a Canadian Pacific train carrying dangerous chemicals derailed.In total, more than 240,000 residents were evacuated. With no fatalities, many considered it the “Mississauga Miracle.” What is this? Answer: The Coat of Arms of the City of Mississauga Question: This building is believed to be one of most haunted sites in Canada. What is it called? Answer: The Cherry Hill House, built by Joseph and Jane Silverthorn between 1807 – 1815. What is this house called? Answer: The Old Barber House, built 1852 Three spirits are believed to haunt this house. The most prominent being William Barber’s 3-year old daughter Louisa who died in 1860. What is this house called? Answer: The Cawthra Estate, built c.1926 Some people report “seeing something” move in the dark hallways, while others have “hear things” … indications are that a servant, Elizabeth, and male spirit remain attached to the property. True or false? The Adamson Estate is believed to be haunted by the spirit of horse. Answer: False. The Adamson Estate, built in 1919, is believed to be haunted by two spirits – that of a young boy and a small dog – but not a horse. True or false? The Grange, built circa 1830, is said to be haunted by a spirit nicknamed “Sam”? Answer: True. “Sam” makes himself known in a variety of way, including footsteps and locking doors. Who are we? A) Jane & Joseph Silverthorn B) Elizabeth & Peter Greeniaus C) Isabella & Andrew Robertson Answer: Jane & Joseph Silverthorn Who Am I? A) Captain John Skynner B) Major William Thompson C) General Peter Adamson Answer: General Peter Adamson Who am I? A) Colonel Connell Baldwin B) Major Thomas Ingersoll C) Captain James Harris Answer: Colonel Connell Baldwin Who am I? A) Dr. Joseph Adamson B) Dr. Beaumont Wilson Bowen Dixie C) Dr. James Coleman Answer: Dr. Beaumont Wilson Bowen Dixie Who am I? A) William Lyon Mackenzie B) Igor Gouzenko C) Thomas Talbot Answer: Igor Gouzenko January 13, 1919 – June 25, 1982 Born in the Soviet Union, Igor was a clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa. He defected on September 5, 1945 with 109 documents on Soviet espionage activities in the West. The “Gouzenko Affair” helped change western perceptions of the Soviet Union from an ally to an enemy, and is often credited as a triggering event of the Cold War. He lived the rest of his life under an assumed name in Mississauga.