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Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times


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Creator:
Robertson, Mel, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article Weeks Ago describing local history events that happened on March 11, 1886. The article may not have been republished.

Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; reprinted with permission from The Burford Times.
Date of Original:
March 11, 1987
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Local identifier:
2011MR017
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Provided by Liz Brown
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
1987
Copyright Holder:
The Burford Times
Recommended Citation:
Robertson, Mel. (1987, Mar. 11). Weeks Ago. Burford, Ontario: The Burford Times.
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Weeks ago

BY MEL ROBERTSON March llth, 1886 Scotland Scotland is flourishing under the new mayor (E.G.M.). Goods are away down and old varnish cans a way up. Note This is typical of the many rather cryptic items that appeared in the early Burford Times.

Apparently people would know who E.G.M. was and why he was called "Mayor. The reference to old varnish cans apparently was intended to be either funny or insulting

Scotland Mr Ed.

Whittaker is busy completing his contract with Brantford for 400 cords of wood. He gives more work to people than anyone else in the community and is to be congratulated. He also trades horses.

Fairfield - The Fairfield correspondent to the Brantford 'Expositor got too rank last week in remarks; about the Smith orchestra. We object to these remarks as the Smith orchestra is a good one.

Scotland There was a horse fair last week and many trades were made. It ended with a trial of strength between J. Roswells horse and that of Ted Hall. Roswells horse won. Note Trading horses was a fore runner of the used car market.

Hatchley Our worthy merchant and hunter B. Powell has disposed of his stack of furs. He has been making up to XII a day hunting and this is real, good money. Note - Eleven dollars a day in 1886 was a fabulous sum. It exceeded the monthly salary of many. Houses could be rented for about $4.00 a month and a good building lot cost about $40.00. The best steaks cost about five or even 10 cents a pound.

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Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times


From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article Weeks Ago describing local history events that happened on March 11, 1886. The article may not have been republished.

Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; reprinted with permission from The Burford Times.