Tuesday, August 17, 2021

T for Tuesday

 T Stands For is hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard

August 2021 - Paris ON

Click here for all the links to our 2-day mini excursion last week. We explored Oxford County about 90 minutes from Toronto.

At the end we made a brief stop in Paris. 

Paris was named for the nearby deposits of gypsum, used to make plaster of Paris. This material was discovered in 1793 while the area was being surveyed for the British Home Department. By late 1794 a road had been built from what is now Dundas, Ontario, to the east bank of the Grand River in what became Paris, called The Governor's Road (now Dundas St. in Paris).



  1. Looks like a nice trip especially the visit to the tea shop. Happy T Day

  2. How interesting that Paris is named after plaster of paris. Thank you for explaining that to us.
    The Peddlar sign is beautiful. Did you have tea there? I will click on your link to see where you went.
    Happy T-Day,

  3. I love these kinds of short excursions -a get-away without being a long, involved trip. We have a Paris here in Tennessee, too, but yours sounds more interesting :) Happy T Tuesday!

  4. Fun you were able to take the excursion Jackie. I like how the Paris you visited got its name. Very practical. Hope you have a great T day. hugs-Erika

  5. Looks like a lovely place to explore. The little shop looks like someplace I would love to browse.
    Happy Tea Day,

  6. Such short excursions are fun and often feel like a mini vacation. The two signs are beautiful. Happy T day!

  7. I hope you had chance to enjoy a nice cup of tea.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  8. What a great place to visit and very fun you found a tea shoppe. I would love to go on this trip. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures!!!!

  9. Paris, France, also had huge deposits of that mineral, thus it is named for Paris. I think they might have mined it out.

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  10. So glad you had a lovely time and the teashop looks wonderful 😁. I thought you'd been to Paris France ...lol ... what a great place to have been named after plaster of paris 😉. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

  11. I loved this leg of your day tripping experience through Ontario. So glad you saved some of the trip to share with us for T. I thought it was quite interesting learning about Paris. I learn something new each T Tuesday, and this is definitely it this week. Thanks for this lovely trip through Paris for T this week, dear.

    I'm late visiting because I was tired of blogger not publishing my comments.

  12. A great get away with wonderful photos.


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