September 30, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

Most long-time readers of this newspaper will know the Sachem celebrates a birthday at this time of the year; February 6 to be exact.

This column usually recognizes the 160-year-old institution by delving into some early history...

September 30, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

He captured the CRHA (Canadian Railway Historical Association since 1932) book award in 2002 with his masterpiece, Hamilton's Other Railway.

Author Charles Cooper's 419-page hardcover coffee table book is still being sold online...

September 23, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

Caledonia was very different in many ways 50 years ago, but then, society was very different, too. The Sachem reflects those changes. The August 11, 1965 issue is a good example.

The Sachem's yearly subscription was $3; the fron...

September 16, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

There has been a question about the exact beginning of railway traffic through Caledonia. The Buffalo, Brantford and Goderich Railway, or the BB&G, was the first company, a line owing its existence to a group of Brantford merch...

September 9, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

One thing leads to another. The Mohawk Chapel, a tourist attraction of the Six Nations, was the topic of an interesting conversation when Barry Hill, chairman of the Mohawk Chapel committee and chapel organist, was purchasing t...

September 2, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

At one time, Caledonia was no different than other Grand River Navigation Company communities, especially the five: Indiana, York, Sims Locks, Seneca Village and Caledonia.

Most had a Front Street, a Merritt Street, a Mill Stree...

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