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NOTES FROM THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF VICTORIA COUNTY


NOTES FROM THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF VICTORIA COUNTY
1881
CARDEN

1. In what year did settlers first enter your Township? 1850

2. What proportion is now settled? One-third.

3. What is the general character of the soil in your Township? Not very good.

4. Please state about what proportions are as follows – Heavy clay – None Clay loam – 1/40 th From 1 foot to 8 feet deep Sandy Loam – 37 0ne hundred and twentieth From 1 foot to 8 feet deep Sand Gravely – Black loam –
– Remarks – Remainder of Township is rock
5. Have you any, and if so how much is too stony or has rock too near the surface to be
profitably cultivated? Two- thirds

6. About what proportion is rolling but cultiable? About one-ninth

7. About what proportion is low, flat or what is usually termed bottom lands? About one-thirty-second

8. About what proportion is swampy? None

9. About what proportion is wet, springy land? None

10. About what proportion may be termed for agriculture? First class – None Second class – one fortieth in the NW and SE corners Third class – 37-120ths scattered all over

11. Is the land generally well watered by springs, creeks or wells? Yes

12. At what depth do you obtain water by digging? From 12 to 18 feet

13. What are the average prices obtainable for farms of the respective classes when sales are made upon the usual terms? An average of $1500 for second class and $600 for 3rd class farms.

14. About what proportion of the land is now clear of stumps, and if stumpy, what proportion are pine stumps? About 0ne-thirty – second part as nearly as can be judges; thirty – one-seconds pine stumps including rock lands.

15. About what proportion of the farms would be considered under first-class fence and what is the material generally employed? About one- ninth; cedar

16. About what proportion 0f the dwellings are stone, brick or first-class frame? No stone houses, one brick house, no first-class frame.

17. About what proportion are log or inferior frame? 14 inferior frame and 174 log houses.

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Note: TOWNSHIP BOOKS

Register Births March 1, 1896 – January 13, 1909
Marriages February 17, October 5, 1909
Deaths July 26, 1896 – September 8 – 1908

Register Births February 6, 1930 – May 27, 1948
Marriages Oct. 15, 1930 – May 19, 1948
Deaths March 1, 1930 – May 9, 1946

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