Passing the buck

By Mary Ducharme  (June 2014) Bartering balanced many accounts at stores in Hemmingford or across the border in the early years of settlement. Most farmers were struggling, and aside from poverty, coins were in short supply. Potash, a form of potassium carbonate, highly valued in fertilizer, was one of the…

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1914: War declared

By Mary Ducharme  (April 2014) One hundred years ago the Conservative government opened the first “war session” in Canada since the War of 1812. In August of that year Britain declared war on Germany, and as part of the British Empire, Canada was automatically includ- ed. To the surprise of…

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Mystery Album

by Myrna Paquette  (June 2013) The Hemmingford Archives has a number of unidentifed photos. Among these is an old photo album that was purchased at a garage sale many years ago in Hemmingford. The 9” x 11” album is leather with a clasp. The contents are 34 professional 4” x…

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