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Archive for January 12th, 2011

Queen Victoria

Here is some Kitchener trivia:-

The statue of Queen Victoria, located in Victoria Park, was unveiled in May 1911. The Princess of Wales Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire raised the $6,000 needed for the statute.

There used to be a statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I in Victoria Park. It was unveiled 13 August 1897. The statute was thrown into the park lake after World War I started, as a result of anti-German feelings in the city. Eventually the statue disappeared.

(source – Kitchener Public Library)

Written by Ruth

January 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Posted in Art and Sculpture, History, Parks

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