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Medicinal Wonders?

Nov 18, 2008 | Ken Weber

“Why Die a Lingering Death of Direful Diabetes? Dodd’s Kidney Pills Cure It!”

Natural Enemies: Horse vs Automobile

Sep 15, 2008 | Ken Weber

Just over a century ago the horseless carriage chugged into these rural hills and ran head on into a horse-reliant culture. What began as a novelty soon became a nuisance, sparking a battle for supremacy on the roads.

Sodom and Gomorrah? Melancthon Township?

Jun 20, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Heritage | In Every Issue | Summer 2008

Screaming headlines in Toronto newspapers turned an 1897 trial in Shelburne into a Canada-wide sensation, painting Melancthon as a hotbed of arson, fraud, perjury and intimidation.

The Party that Grew: Drummers’ Snack

Mar 23, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Heritage | In Every Issue | Spring 2008

“We did not see a drunken man on the grounds,” observed the Advocate (although the paper did wonder who rang the park bell at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning).

Memoirs of a Caledon Pioneer

Nov 15, 2007 | Ken Weber

After the ox cart driver bid farewell and left us, and I began to clear away the snow where we were to lay our bed.

Learning to Live with Trains

Mar 22, 2007 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Heritage | In Every Issue | Spring 2007

Railroads brought a giant step in technology to the people of these fair hills, a step that took some getting used to. Although the new technology promised commercial progress and an easier lifestyle, it came at a price.

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