Carden Dalton History Notes
BAD RANCH FIRE IN TOWNSHIP OF CARDEN
Orillia Packet and Times
September 19, 1946
CARDEN TOWNSHIP DATA
NOTES FROM THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF VICTORIA COUNTY
Carden and Digby are named after two English captains
In 1921 there were 41 male persons living on there original land patents out of 204 There were 42 or another 20% of the original patentees living on differant farms in the Township
In 2012′ Martin McNamee, Leo Wylie are the only ones I can recall the still own part of the original land patent–there are more ????
This article researched by Carden correspondent Frances Laver
The story of Longford Township is one of tall pine timber, crashing logs on flooding waters, sturdy lumberjacks and raging forest fires. It is the story of the South Ontario lumber industry itself. It began back in May 1865 when all the land forming the township was sold to the Canadian Land and Emigration Company. Another historical move took place in 1867 when John Thomson, a lumberman, purchased it for $33,000. In 1900 the pine timber limits almost exhausted, the land was purchased by the Standard Chemical Company which sought the remaining hardwood in the country
This research by Frances (Fox) Laver
True or False
Article from Lindsay Post 1983
Reseached by Frances Laver
This Articule from Carden correspondent Frances Laver FIRES OF 1881.