150 years ago
Thursday, August 29, 1872
STEAM SAW-MILL FOR SALE: The subscriber offers for sale his property, situated about one mile from the village of Durham, at the corner of the by-road leading to the said village in the 2nd range of Jamestown, containing 23¼ arpents of land with a steam saw-mill in the best order, Eclipse Log Canter, Shingle-mill, Lath-mill, houses and buildings. All new. Conditions very liberal; title indisputable. Apply to the undersigned on the place. WILLIAM CAMPBELL.
125 years ago
September 2, 1897
DUNDEE: The steamer Princess Louise made her last trip on the route she has been running since the first of July. She has a better-paying job for the rest of the season, having been hired for $12 per day and fuel by the contractors who have begun to build the bridge across the St. Lawrence near Cornwall for the Ottawa and New York railway. … The bridge is commenced on the American side, where stone is handier.
John Buchanan and Josiah Ide left the Fort on the morning of the 25th for Montreal on their wheels [bicycles]. It was not a very pleasant day, for it was rainy and they found some bad pieces of road, when instead of the wheel carrying them, they had to carry the wheel… they arrived in the city a little after 10 p.m.
THE MONTREAL EXHIBITION: Prizes [were] taken by residents of this district [for the following types of livestock]:
ROADSTER HORSES, CARRIAGE HORSES, STANDARD BRED HORSES, SHETLAND PONIES, AYRSHIRE CATTLE, HOLSTEIN CATTLE, LEICESTER SHEEP, SHROPSHIRE SHEEP, BERKSHIRE SHEEP, TAMWORTH SWINE.
100 years ago
August 31, 1922
ORMSTOWN: On Saturday the quoiting teams visited Chateauguay and were right royally entertained by the home team. 13 men on each side contested strenuously for the victory, Ormstown winning by 55 shots.
75 years ago
Wednesday, September 3, 1947
HUNTINGDON: The Huntingdon branch of the W.I. are sponsoring a Hobby Show at the [Huntingdon] Fair this year for boys and girls 16 years and under. It is suggested that boys and girls having exhibits of cooking, sewing, woodwork, models of all kinds, artwork, posters, collections, should make entries in this show.
50 years ago
Wednesday, September 6, 1972
HUNTINGDON: The drawing for Priscilla the pig was held Saturday night in the arena at the fair.
HAVELOCK: For 100 years the annual fair at Havelock has been one of the most picturesque and delightful events in the Western Quebec area. For those who don’t relish the noise and smells of a midway, the blinding dust of a dirt racetrack, or the stomach-turning sensation of amusement rides, Havelock this Saturday is the place to go. There, the most colourful event will be some fine young equestrians, both horses and riders decked out in their very best, and one can thrill to the kiddies’ three-legged race or sack race, or simply view top-quality domestic animals of all types as well as fruit, vegetable, and handicraft displays.