Free Land

January 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

Free 160 Acres. Western Canada Farm Lands. Where … And … How And All About It. Information And Facts For The Prospective Settler by Hon. Clifford Sifton, [Minister Of The Interior)     Canada had this large expanse of unsettled land in the West and the traditional immigration of settlers from Britain and the U.S. […]

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The Dominion of Canada – 1903

January 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

One of the prized possessions of the Red Brick School (RBS) is an original map of the Dominion of Canada of 1903.  The map was issued by the direction of the Hon. Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior, and is dated 1903, copies of which may have hung in all elementary schools of the era.  […]

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The Empire Hotel and the Fahey Family

October 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

(Joe Hamilton, Elgin native and EAHS Director has written a comprehensive article entitled “The History of the Hotels of Elgin”.  This is an excerpt from that work covering the Fahey era of hotel ownership) “…A new lessor named Patrick Joseph Fahey arrived on the scene in 1893, although he didn’t acquire ownership until 1900. When […]

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