The settlement of many early villages in Ontario was directly related to the establishment of a local industry. Kleinburg, like many riverside villages developed around the existence of numerous mills. In 1848, John Nicholas Kline bought 83 acres of Lot 24 in Concession 8, west of Islington Avenue. On this land, John N. Kline built a sawmill and a gristmill. Land plans from 1848 show Lot 24 in Concession 8 divided into smaller, individual, one-quarter acre lots, thus encouraging the establishment of a village core. The Kline mills not only served the local farming community, but became the impetus for a growing commercial centre.
You Know it's Cold When.....
- We had to stop eating with metal cutlery. Some people walked around for days with spoons or forks stuck to their tongues!
- Hitchhikers were holding up pictures of thumbs!
- Roosters were rushing into Kentucky Fried Chicken and begging to use the pressure cooker!
- When I dialed 911, a recorded message said to phone back in the spring!
- The optician was giving away free ice scrapers with every new pair of eyeglasses!
- Kids were using a new excuse to stay up late: "But Mom, my pyjamas haven't thawed out yet!"
- A streaker froze in mid-streak! The town council just stuck a plaque on him and pretended he was a Greek statue until spring.
- Pickpockets were sticking their hands in strangers' pockets just to keep them warm!
Preheat oven to 325 deg F. Butter the inside of a 4 qt baking dish. Add both rices, sugar, cinnamon and raisins. Pour in milk. Add vanilla, mix well. Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours, stir occasionally, adding more milk as required. When rice tests done, beat egg with half and half. Add to mixture in oven, mixing thoroughly. Bake additional 15 minutes. Remove and enjoy!