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Presenting "Stars of Dufferin County",
a new book of 60 pictures depicting
interesting events in Dufferin County over the last 2 centuries.
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Granny Bechel was “endowed
by nature with Herculean physique
and more than average prowess and sagacity.”
When Mrs. Bechel, the wise woman of Melancthon needed a sow,
she carried it five miles to her home on her back,
since she had no horse or cart.
1873, the Reverend Gray, with fourteen members
of The Temperance Union,
raided the Mansion House in Shelburne. They were
armed with clubs, revolvers,
firecrackers and snowballs. In the chaos that
ensued, Mr. Gallaugher jumped
from the top floor of the building. Fortunately,
he landed in a snowbank.
Hillhouse and William Jelly were cleaning and strengthening
beauty” Mammoth tusk when they accidentally dropped it.
They were able to
repair it, and the tusk went on display across Canada
with the rest of the
mammoth bones found at Bowling Green in 1887.
Dan Needles, editing
the Shelburne Free Press and Economist during the sventies,
collapsed on his neighbour’s porch each Friday, exhausted from the labour
of putting the
paper to bed. His neighbour would flip through the new issue
in forty five seconds, then say, “Now Dan,
here’s what really happened in town this week”.
Bridge Game - Along
with his column called "Letter from Wingfield Farm",
which recounted the fictional adventures of a stock broker turned farmer,
editor Dan Needles covered the social events for The Shelburne Free
Press and Economist.
In Keldon, the families included the Squirrels, the Fishes and the Rabbits.
the 1980s, The Paradise restaurant and bar was a very popular spot.
broadcast live from this location on Friday nights, and the
best hamburgers in
town were cooked by the proprietor himself, Wayne Townsend.
Willy Nelson arrived at Rock Hill Park for a concert in a
by Tommy Hunter because all the other helicopters were fighting
Hull (nee Pinkney) was one of seven
survivors when the
1985 tornado hit 75 Amaranth Street in Grand Valley.
feet from the house, the shed with the rabbits in it was
untouched, but their
new car had a tree driven right through it.
1975 a group of questionable young men arrived at Shelburne’s
LCBO in a
stretch limousine. The staff didn’t recognize them and
were amazed to discover
they were the famous rock band, The Rolling Stones.
Lance Matthews invented “The Hands Free Knee Crutch”
he fell off his barn roof and broke his heel bone.
Luther Lake, one of the biggest waterfowl marshes in Southern
created out of 11,000 acres in Amaranth. Trumpeters Swans and
25,000 other birds migrate through the marsh every year.
Singer - Song writer, Leslie Feist,
won five Junos in 2008, including artist, songwriter,
pop album and singer of the year. When not touring, she winds down at her home
The Ghosts at Greystones Inn. Here we have Red Feather ,
and “the kid” at the table reserved for them on the
Don’t sit there, you might choke!
Al Pace In his Farmhouse Pottery Studio .
“Dancing Loon” plate is in the collection of Queen Elizabeth.
Jim Lorriman, wood turner, Bits and Pieces Studio.
One of his
twig bowls sold to Bill Clinton in 2007.
Hugh Russel in his studio. “The Column of Brotherhood” is
in the Vatican.
thanks and disclaimer. “Hey Mary, are all these stories true?”
but any story becomes fiction after you tell it a few times”.
March 14 and 15 2009, “The Meadowvale Spookies Paranormal Research Team”
came to Theatre Orangeville and found four “hot spots” in the original
of the building. Eight people, with one finger each on the table,
were able to
make it move in a circle, clockwise for yes, and counter-clockwise for no.
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