EVENTS OF 1901 TO PRESENT
1905- In July the cornerstone was laid for the new large red brick St. Columbkille’s
Church that still stands today, replacing the wooden frame church built in 1855, see article- St. Columkilles- Uptergrove
1914- Four perish in Brechin Hotel fire—see full story ‘Shocking Fatality at.. Brechin’
World War 1, declared—Mara/Rama sends soldiers—see the Veterans section
1925- the new St. Andrew’s Church in Brechin opens in Dec.-see full story ‘Brechin’s
Stately New Church’
1939- World War II –declared- see the Veterans section.
1974- January 1, the townships of Rama and Mara from the County of Ontario were
annexed to the County of Simcoe.
1994- January 1, the townships of Rama and Mara amalgamated to form the Township