Forrest Figsby

by Céline Daignault  (June 2017) To the right of St-Luke’s Anglican Church on Champlain Street stands this building. On it, passers-by can read ‘Forrest Figsby Memorial Hall’. But just who was Forrest Figsby? The answer to that question lies at the very beginning of the settlement of Hemmingford In the…

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Celebrating the archives

It’s Our History! – Celebrating the Archives November 19, 5-8 pm Club de Golf Hemmingford Master of Ceremonies Gérard Laberge spaghetti supper, speakers, history exhibits 50/50 draw – silent auction live music by chanteuse Manon Décosse admission $15 per person, age 6 & under free tickets for more information call…

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Booze Over the Border

by Mary Ducharme  (April 2016) On the international line Hemmingfordians had a front row seat during American prohibition (1920-1933). While the smuggling of liquor was illegal, most people did not regard it as immoral to take advantage when opportunity knocked. While ill-gotten gain seldom has positive results, local farmers widely…

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