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From The Gleaner Archives June 16, 2021

150 years ago
Thursday, June 22, 1871
Cheap Sale
The subscriber would inform the farmers and others, that he has leased for a term of years the store occupied by him at Morrison’s, and that he has accordingly brought on a new stock of Goods, to which be invites inspection, and which will be sold at moderate prices. As he designs refitting the store and taking in a partner, in a short time, he is desirous of clearing out the stock as much as possible, and therefore will offer extra inducements to buyers. All kinds of produce taken in exchange for goods. – H. Cameron

120 years ago
Thursday, June 20, 1901
Buggies from $40 up to $86
I have just received two car loads of BUGGIES, one from the Miner Carriage Co., Granby, and one from the Tudhope Carriage Co., Orillia, two of the best houses in Canada. I can furnish any style, either “Concords” or, top Carriages, in natural wood gear. Please call and see my stock before you buy elsewhere. This is no fake. The goods are here to be seen at my warerooms in the Henderson Block, Huntingdon. I have just received a large assortment of the MUNROE & McINTOSH BUGGIES, which I have added to my large stock. – W. E. Cunningham

90 years ago
Wednesday, June 24, 1931
Ormstown Nine Sets Fast Pace
Fast pitching and hard slugging by Ormstown’s nine spelled defeat for the Huntingdon aggregation in a local league game at Ormstown Saturday afternoon, when the “show city” team won to the tune of 7 to 2. With Paul Reid throwing ball for the Ormstown squad it looks as if the Beavers would meet their first real threat in recent years. The Huntingdon team, which was able to get 10 runs off the Beaver pitchers in an opening game a week ago Saturday when the final count was 18 to 10 for Elgin, barely secured two runs with Reid on the mound for Ormstown. Lewis pitched the last four innings for Huntingdon. Reid was the only pitcher for Ormstown. Home runs were clouted out by Winters and Brunet.

60 years ago
June 21, 1961
Two Textile Awards made to Lynn McIntyre
Lynn McIntyre has returned home for the summer months after attending the St. Hyacinthe Textile Institute. Lynn was awarded the Leach-Zephyr scholarship of $1000 per annum to attend the institute. Lynn is making good of his studies in textiles which, to say the least, is most gratifying to his sponsors in Huntingdon and Ormstown. Lynn was awarded the Penman Company prize of $100 for his coming first in Woollen and Worsted Yarn Manufacture. He also received the second prize award in the second year of Manufacturing Division. This prize was awarded by the Minister of Youth.

30 years ago
June 19, 1991
Old buildings anchor us in turbulent times
I have recently heard that the Havelock Fair Committee is seriously considering replacing some of the historic exhibition buildings at the Havelock Fair Site. I received this news sadly, for though I moved away from the Valley some time ago, I grew up in Hemmingford, and among my most vivid childhood memories is the annual fall visit to the Fair. Autumn still is never quite complete if I can’t make it back on that September weekend. This is not a plea to leave the object of good memory intact. I realize that the Fair Committee must have some good, practical reasons to demolish the old buildings, but wonder if all the factors have been considered. I’m referring in particular to the important social need to preserve tangible evidence of our heritage. The buildings, if we let them, will endure, and serve to anchor us and our children in increasingly turbulent times. –Ruth Tovim

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