Glenorchy Village Sign, 1991
Description
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
The welcome sign to the village of Glenorchy. Glenorchy is at the west end of Burnhamthorpe Road West, where it meets Fourth Line, on the east side of the Sixteen Mile Creek.

This sign was painted by Charles Askin. Charlie also operated the restaurant on Dundas Street near the 4th Line. He was a relative of Emma Jane Askin who was a daughter of Eleazer Askin and Charlotte Elizabeth Warren.
Notes
Please note that "Glenorchy" was also spelled "Glenorky" at times - by the Milton newspaper, The Canadian Champion and the Oakville Independent Star in the 1930's and 1940's, and by the Acton Free Press in 1925, for example.
Inscriptions
Welcome to Glenorchy. Population 18. Est. 1837
Date of Original
1991
Date Of Event
1991
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Charles Askin. Emma Jane Askin. Eleazer Askin. Charlotte Elizabeth Warren.
Local identifier
TTOIJEW0019
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.48341 Longitude: -79.76633
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Glenorchy Village Sign, 1991
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
Website:

Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Glenorchy Village Sign, 1991


The welcome sign to the village of Glenorchy. Glenorchy is at the west end of Burnhamthorpe Road West, where it meets Fourth Line, on the east side of the Sixteen Mile Creek.

This sign was painted by Charles Askin. Charlie also operated the restaurant on Dundas Street near the 4th Line. He was a relative of Emma Jane Askin who was a daughter of Eleazer Askin and Charlotte Elizabeth Warren.