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The death sentence for Markdale

Like many remote small communities, Markdale was a little town. It had it’s own school. But not its own post office. There was always a small chance that it might grow big enough to be a town. But the routing of the line of road around it ended any chance of it becoming a town. . . . → Read More: The death sentence for Markdale

Ruinous Flood in Fish River, William Balgowan flees for his life

This is about my third great grand father, William James Balgowan who had purchased the property at Dryburgh many years before. We visited the property in the mid 2000’s. If I am remembering correctly the farm buildings were swept away 3 times before someone had the sense to rebuild them further up the . . . → Read More: Ruinous Flood in Fish River, William Balgowan flees for his life