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Mr Monkey visits Fort York

"It's a little dark down here, you know"

Mr Monkey in front of a recently excavated floor Mr Monkey at the entrance to a secret strongroom

Downstairs, Mr Monkey found that the cellar floors were being excavated by archaeologists. He also found a pair of strongrooms. These were built in 1838 to store government and bank money during the 1837 Rebellion, when there was a fear that William Lyon McKenzie was going to capture Toronto.

You can read about the Upper Canada Rebellion at the Brainy Encyclopedia website.

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