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BRECHIN PUBLIC SCHOOL REUNION

September 7th & 8th, 2013

CALLING ALL STUDENTS & TEACHERS

WHO ATTENDED THE OLD ONE ROOM SCHOOL

‘BRECHIN PUBLIC SCHOOL, SS # 3, MARA’

FESTIVITIES AT BRECHIN LEGION

Sat, September 7th- MAIN SOCIAL
Sun, September 8th – BREAKFAST & FAREWELL

All former Alumni (and their significant other)
are invited to attend.

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Located at 5808 Kirkfield Road, just south of the Monck Road. This cemetery is on the boundary of the former Rama Township, in the former Ontario County, (now Ramara Township, Simcoe County) and Dalton Township, formerly of Victoria County, (now City of Kawartha Lakes). Interments would include individuals from both of the former Ontario and Victoria counties.

photos of the grave markers may be found at Ontario Gravemarker Gallery:
http://www.gravemarkers.ca/ontario/centont/simcoe/ramara/sebright/index.htm

Visit- Sebright Church, under Active Topics & Ramara history, to learn more about this Church and it’s cemetery
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Submitted by Murray R. Binsted
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This articule 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
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Submission Committee:
Frances Laver
Lisa Burke
Fred Lamb
Mike Crosby


Content:
P.D.McNamee

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