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History: Westward Ho in 1880 – Part 1

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Westward Ho in 1880
G. W. Morden

‘Shortly after midnight on Hallow’een in 1879 three children, the their nighties gazed out across the Northern Railway from an upper room of their home near the railway station of Craigvale, six miles south of Barrie, Ontario. The great glare of a burning mill lit up their faces and that of their mother standing behind them.’

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