January 31, 2017

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories

During the First World War mother had 20 soldiers of 114th. Battalion boarding at our house, Haldimand House. They were a rough and ready bunch, some of whom were serving their King and Country in an honourable manner, but...

January 27, 2017

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth March 3, 2014

This is yet another column taking items from different Sachem issues that may be of interest to readers. Of course, when your writer finds intrigue, the bits of information are passed on.

In June 1987, the loonie,...

January 23, 2017

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories

The Grand River Navigation Company built Dam No. 4 at Seneca Village. Jacob Turner came as the contractor for the Grand River Navigation Company. He bought land for himself west of Seneca Village and cleared it. later he be...

January 20, 2017

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth March 17, 2014

LaFortune Park is in the news these days.

But there is some interesting information from two "For What it's Worth" columns written in 2004. Brigitte LaFortune of Quebec was amassing information about LaFortune Par...

January 16, 2017

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories

Three bridges spanned the Grand River at Caledonia. The first one was surveyed around 1835 but not built until 1842-43. It was built by a private company called The Hamilton and Port Dover Road Company and was constructed t...

January 13, 2017

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth March 31, 2014

Students at McKinnon Park Secondary School in Caledonia today would be mystified if they were in the high school situation of 1913.

In those days, high school students were in the west part of the old public schoo...

January 9, 2017

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories

Spring! Outdoors! Walks! River! Railroad Bridge! So went the young mind, away back when.

The Railroad bridge held a fascination for the young hikers of former years. I do not know whether it does today or not.

To cross it ove...

January 6, 2017

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth April 29, 2014

One wonders about their ancestry and how the genes carry on from one generation to another.

Over the past few months – perhaps in part because of this column about Bernice Loft Winslow – Robert Loft has been resea...

January 2, 2017

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories

With the new bypass bridge a current topic the story of other bridges in town should be told for posterity.

Bridges have been and still are vitally important to our community. It seems that spring brings that topic into focu...

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