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Our Villages–Hamlet to Haunted

Theses were the villages and hamlets that were the foundation of the pioneer community–Check our picture albums dedicated to each village Click Photos and folloew the links

Orillia Times August 1906
Udney
Thomas McDonald, the most popular cream collector for Newman Brothers has retired from his situation and contemplates migrating to the north.
Orillia Times May 26, 1907 Rathburn
The artistic and massive butter factory which has been undergoing erection for the past six weeks is nearing completion.  It makes a great boon to this locality.  And will greatly lessen the slavish work of churning butter and peddling to the limited retailer.  The patrons will also receive a higher price for the butter as Newman Bros. manufacture only first class articles..  The cream is gathered, manufacture and put upon the best wholesale market for the small cost of 4 cents per pound.  Newman Bros. prepose giving a free picnic at the opening of the factory, in the course of a couple of weeks.

 

Thanks to Frances Laver –Carden researcher

ONTARIO PLOUGHMEN’S MATCH A HUGE SUCCESS AT RATHBURN
43 TEAMS AND 4 TRACTORS COMPETE ON FARM OF ALLAN GELATELY. LARGEST MATCH IN THE HISTORY OF NORTH ONTARIO
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MYSTERY SURROUNDS SHOOTING OF GEORGE MacNEAL- TWO MEN WERE ON MOST FRIENDLY TERMS- PRISONER TAKEN TO PETERBORO

NOV 1, John Schell now finds himself behind bars in the city of Peterboro. →">Continue reading

Orillia Times April 18, 1884

Your correspondent thought it was about time, after such a long winter, to let you know what is being done at this busy little village. Mr. Thompson of Longford Lumber Company. Has just returned from a visit to the principle lumber districts, including Albany and New York, and since his return, has made sales of all the lumber held over from last season, in all, about nine million feet, at figures lower than last year. Although lower the indications are, the trade is still healthy condition, as he has already had several offers and many inquiries for the cut of this season, which will be about 15 million. The lath and shingles are already closed out and shipping has commenced and the ice in Lake St. John is pretty near out. The mills are now about repaired and will commence to saw about the first of May.  Mill hands are being engaged and the present prospect is, labourers will be plentiful although a large number are required. Those in want of work should apply at once.

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