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Ed Butts

Ed Butts grew up in Guelph and is the author of more than 30 published books including Wartime: The First World War in A Canadian Town, which focuses on Guelph. He has written for numerous publications such as the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, and has contributed to Historica, the online Canadian Encyclopedia. Ed lives in Guelph with his daughter Melanie and grandson Austin

Recent Work by Ed

Local legend of Jesse James visit to Wellington County has another chapter

Local legend of Jesse James visit to Wellington County has another chapter

Man claims great-great grandmother gave him gold coin from notorious outlaw before she passed
Remembering Centre Wellington's Titanic victim

Remembering Centre Wellington's Titanic victim

'We are changing ships and coming home in a new, unsinkable boat'
Gene Autry performances cleared Guelph streets in 1950

Gene Autry performances cleared Guelph streets in 1950

Just about everyone was at the show at Memorial Gardens
Elora is no stranger to Christmas movie shoots

Elora is no stranger to Christmas movie shoots

Town stood in for New Hampshire settlement in 'An American Christmas Carol'
Christmas presents cost a lot less 100 years ago

Christmas presents cost a lot less 100 years ago

A look back at advertised prices in Guelph during the 1921 holiday season
The legend of outlaw Jesse James made its rounds in Wellington County

The legend of outlaw Jesse James made its rounds in Wellington County

James said to have used a $20 gold piece at a Guelph Township tollgate
'This Withering Disease of Conflict:' Letters home from a Guelph soldier

'This Withering Disease of Conflict:' Letters home from a Guelph soldier

Letters from Herb Philp compiled into book titled 'This Withering Disease of Conflict'
City's founding began with one felled tree

City's founding began with one felled tree

What became of its wood? Guelph Museums has a plaque allegedly made from it
William Philp elevated the sweet sounds of Guelph Musical Society

William Philp elevated the sweet sounds of Guelph Musical Society

Celebrated musician, conductor brought international praise to the city
Search for escaped German POW made its way to Guelph during Second World War

Search for escaped German POW made its way to Guelph during Second World War

Lieut. Siegfried Schmidt was believed to have escaped with six others from a POW. camp in Gravenhurst