Sir John A. Macdonald - Kingston, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65
N 44° 14.191 W 076° 28.961
18T E 381599 N 4899212
Quick Description: Sir John A. Macdonald's boyhood home, 110-112 Rideau St. (formerly Brewery St.), Kingston
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/10/2014 5:38:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMMN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Macdonald's early years of growing up and attending school, his legal training and subsequent beginnings as an attorney are all related to Kingston. Macdonald's earliest years in Kingston are associated with 110-112 Rideau Street, a house which Lieutenant Colonel Donald Macpherson, husband of Helen Macdonald's half-sister, had purchased in 1824. When only fifteen years old, Macdonald began training for the legal profession." (visit link)
Name of Famous Person: Sir John A. Macdonald

Physical Address: 110-112 Rideau Street

What is this person famous for?:
Sir John A. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891) and one of Canada's Fathers of Confederation.


Website verifying legitimacy of site: [Web Link]

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Personal Experience:
I'd parked in front of this house many times for work, saw the plaques but never took the time to read them. A geocache changed that and hopefully this waymark will for others as well.


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