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Road Trip #1 - Villages of Centre Hastings

 

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ACTINOLITE, FOUNDING OF

In 1853 Billa Flint (1805-94), a lumberman, member of the legislative assembly and later of the senate, built sawmills here on the Skootamatta River.



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CHISHOLM'S MILLS

In 1857, ten years before Confederation, William Fraser Chisholm (1829-1908) acquired Shipman's Mill on the Moira River.



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HUNGERFORD SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC OF 1884

The viral disease of smallpox - widespread in 19th century Ontario - flared up in a severe epidemic in Hungerford Township in 1884.



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MERRILL DENISON 1893-1975
A prolific and accomplished playwright, Denison was born in Detroit and raised in Ontario.

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THOMASBURG SPRING

The Thomasburg Spring provided fresh, cool water for generations of thirsty travellers and their horses.



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TWEED CHURCH BELL

The bell was donated by the Epworth League in 1892 after the original bell was destroyed in a church fire.



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TWEED, FOUNDING OF

During the 1830s a settlement, initially called Munroe's Mills and later Hungerford Mills, developed here on the Moira River.



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