Scotland, Ontario Drama Club
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- This photograph shows a Scotland, Ontario drama club in costume for one of their plays. These types of amateur productions were very popular in the early 20th century before the advent of radio, television and movies.
The people depicted in this photo are, left to right:
Back row: Mrs. Silverthorn Fillin; Mrs. Armstrong; Kate Halliday Hunter; Mrs. Andrews; A. E. Beaton; Mrs. Chas. Stuart; Mrs. John Turnbull; unknown
Front row: Mrs. A. E. Eddy; Mrs. Markle; unknown
The Hunter family is an early, prominent Scotland family. Samuel Gordon Hunter first came to Scotland with his first wife Emily in 1869. He was a horticulturist and established his farm on Simcoe St. The farm primarily grew the flowers that he sold for a living; he was particularly fond of dahlias. He also kept bees, and raised chickens, cows and geese. During the winter, he would often walk from Scotland to other communities such as Paris and Simcoe to take orders; in the spring, he would bicycle out to deliver the flowers.
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This photograph was provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and are interested in helping preserve our county's history online? Contact the library at (519) 442-2433 for more information.
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- Provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter
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- Scotland, Ontario Drama Club, 19[??], Charles and Margaret Hunter personal collection
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