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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

saying the names II

The Old Hastings settlement road

"Bush land scrub land-
                 Cashel Township and Wollaston
Elzevir McLure and Dungannon
green lands of Weslemkoon Lake
where a man might have some
           opinion of what beauty
is and none deny him
                                  for miles-"

Weslemkoon Lake

Despite the souless 'efficiencies' of the provincial government in the late 1990's, which combined townships and buried identities in paperwork, the original township names - and their stories - endure, tributes to the settlers who saw this land as their last hope...and they were right.

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