Making History Personal at Burke History Day 2016

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Burke Connection By Tim Peterson November 14, 2016 Burke — Burke History Day 2016, put on by the Burke Historical Society, was all about getting community members to become more engaged in the study of history themselves. Titled “Finding Your History,” the day-long event on Nov. 5 at the Burke Centre Library included half a […]

Copperthite Race Track Receives Historical Marker

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Burke Connection By Tim Peterson August 4, 2016 More than 100 years since Copperthite Race Track opened in Burke, harnessed race horses once again trotted back and forth on the same grounds, now inhabited by the Burke Nursery and Garden Centre. The race track, including a 2,000-person grandstand, was built by local entrepreneur Henry Copperthite. […]

Learning About Burke History

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How many people know that Burke is named after the 19th-century farmer, merchant and local politician, Silas Burke…