Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Blog Guelph: Happy 181st Birthday Guelph

, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Greetings and salutations blog surfers - I'm delighted to report that today is Guelph's birthday!

Please break into the Happy Birthday song now.

Founded April 23, 1827 by John Galt - which means John chopped down a big tree and claimed our beginning - Guelph didn't officially became a city until April 23, 1879, - the 9th city in Ontario - with a whopping population of 10,000.

To help with the celebration, may I encourage all of you to dust off your birthday girl/guy crowns and hit the street. After all, Guelph is us and we are Guelph.

Then check out these cool eleven pics - some old, some new - with links that might just inspire you.

Best viewed with a big slice of carrot cake - with too much cream cheese icing.

Sue Richards

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For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.