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From 1860 to the early 1900s, the St. Francis Valley was the main centre in Canada for the production of slate.
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Three components make up the explosive combination of black powder: saltpeter (potassium nitrate), sulphur, and charcoal (carbon).
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In its infancy, hydroelectric power in the Eastern Townships was in the hands of a variety of small, local companies.
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Beginning in the 1850s, the Eastern Townships were the centre of a massive "copper rush". One of the first copper mines in the area was in Leeds Township.
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In the early years of settlement, farmers had to make their own shoes, harnesses, and other leather necessities. When a cow died, the farmer and his wife would scrape, cure, and stretch the hide. The leather could then be used for making everything from patches for mending clothing to door hinges. When tanneries began to appear in villages, the nasty chore of curing cowhides was not one that was widely missed by many people.
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An animal that was essential to the settlers was the sheep, whose fleece could be used to produce wool.
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The first settlers who were granted land in the Eastern Townships promised to build grist mills and roads within the first two years of settlement.
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While workers elsewhere were suffering the work shortages and poverty of the worst part of the Great Depression, the "Three Villages" in the early 1930s were enjoying full employment.
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Although Massawippi is by no means a ghost town, the village is a long way from the vibrant little community it once was.
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A hamlet in Potton Township, Vale Perkins, or East Potton, as it was once known, was named after Samuel Perkins who settled in this vicinity in the 1790s.
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Built in 1875, Potton Springs Hotel and its famous sulphur springs attracted thousands of guests from all over eastern North America.
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PRESERVING MEAT
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Canada is often called the land of the maple. Indeed, the maple leaf is our national emblem. The Eastern Townships is one of the areas in Canada best suited for maple syrup production.
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The 19th century saw the growth of agricultural societies all over the Eastern Townships.
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Cows were milked in the morning and evening. Before the advent of electricity and milking machines, the chore had to be done by hand.
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During the winter, when the ground was frozen and covered with snow, the men and boys of the farm would take their axes and cross cut saws and drive their teams of horses into the woods.
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Apples have been cultivated for the past four thousand years. They were introduced to North America from Europe by the early colonists in both New England and Canada. It has been recorded that the first apples in North America were grown in Acadia in 1635.
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Before the invention of modern refrigeration techniques, cutting blocks of ice from frozen lakes and streams was an important wintertime task for local farmers.
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A good hay crop was vital for the survival of any farm. It was hay that fed the animals over the long winter, when the fields were covered in a deep layer of snow.
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After the long Townships winter, spring was the time to do repairs and renovations on the farmhouse and outbuildings.