"Famous People" Brantford Favorite Tip by lovemycacti
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Favorite thing: Little Known Facts:
People who have lived or otherwise had significant involvement in Brantford & Area:
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless (Activist - first president of the YMCA)
Wayne Gretzky (Hockey Player - Born and raised here)
Alexander Graham Bell (Inventor of the telephone - Homestead here)
Jay Silverheels (Tonto on the Lone Ranger)
Joseph Brant (Native Mohawk leader)
Phil Hartman (Actor-http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/6422/phcredit.html)
Emily Pauline Johnson ( Poet )
Lawren Stewart Harris (Artist - Group of Seven born in Brantford)
Emily Howard Jennings Stowe (First woman to openly practice medicine in Canada)
Tom Longboat (Athlete - Won the Boston Marathon in 1907)
James Hillier - (Inventor noted for his contributions to the development of the electron microscope)
Graham Greene (Actor - http://www149.pair.com/marilynn/greene.htm)
Among many others. Not bad for a little city that today, still has under 85,000 residents.
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