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Townships Trivia: More Oddities (Answers)

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1) c. The former Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos is 2 km wide, 350 metres deep and about 6 square kilometres in area.
2) d. CANUSA Street, in Beebe, takes its name from the fact that houses on one side of the street are in Canada, while those on the other side are in the United States.
3) a. For years, Frelighsburg was named Slab City after the large quantities of "slabs" (slang for tree bark) found in the village that was once home to several sawmills.
4) a. Fitch Bay was once named Sucker City, after the large number of suckers (the fish, that is) that lived in the nearby bay and in the local brook.
5) a. True. The exiled former Confederate president once spent time in Lennoxville, among other places.
6) c. Burroughs Falls, named after the counterfeiter Stephen Burroughs.
7) b. A "line house" was a house built directly astride the international boundary. During Prohibition in the 1920s, a number of line houses on the Townships' southern border (or at least the Canadian side of these buildings) were converted into drinking establishments, enabling alcohol-deprived Americans to purchase liquor without traveling any further north than the Canadian border. Hereford was an especially popular spot during Prohibition.
8) b. Cookshire.
9) d. All of the above.
10) b. Centenary Church in Stanstead, which is built almost entirely of locally-quarried granite.