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...

December 5, 2016

Leslie T. Richardson- Memories & Other Stories

To every small child the mail is important, as especially so, at Christmas.

I was raised in the age when the trains were the main means of communications with the outside world and they brought the mail. There were several t...

October 21, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth

Looking over a 1976 Sachem, memories quickly come to the forefront. Not only does the editorial copy bring forth past experiences forgotten, but advertising, too. This particular issue was a November 10th publication.

There was...

July 29, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth December 2, 2013

What is found in the old Sachem files contribute, and always will, to Caledonia's history. Items long forgotten or perhaps never known most often reveal an account that connects one to something else in history...

January 22, 2016

Barbara A. Martindale- For What It's Worth June 18, 2013

It was a long time coming. Yes, the 1924 Caledonia high school was doomed, and in 1990, plans for a brand new school were top of mind for the Haldimand Board of Education.

Thus, touted as the new Caledonia high sch...

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