Stories from our past-May 5, 2022

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…

1912:

  • Through the efforts of Mrs. J. Hurst, Dominion Fishery Overseer, one million whitefish fry have been deposited in the Bay of Quinte.
  • Charles Gay Shannon, for nearly 23 years a member of the post office staff, has been appointed deputy postmaster.
  • Bloomfield-beautiful weather again. Automobiles are rushing about carrying happy parties, old and young.

1952:

  • Three iron ore areas in the County were optioned. The latest vein discovered is believed to run from Don Ross’s farm on West Lake shore to John Fox’s farm at Mount Pleasant.
  • Young hockey players got a chance to meet Toronto Maple Leafs players Turk Broda and Gus Mortson.
  • The Chamber of Commerce is planning a members’ trip to Watertown, New York.

1972:

  • The Tambo grocery and lunch bar, a landmark for the many summer travelers along the West Lake Road, has been sold.
  • Managing Editor of The Picton Gazette, and publisher and editor of this 142 year old newspaper for close to half a century, Lindley Bell Calnan died this week.
  • A first for Prince Edward County, a horse-a-thon, will take place in the Elmbrook vicinity over a 10-mile route.

1982:

  • The net is up at Benson Park and the Picton and District Tennis Club is ready for the 1982 season.
  • At its latest meeting, the Athol Recreation Committee decided to sponsor donkey baseball at a date to be decided upon. This game is a popular event with players riding trained donkeys.
  • Fire broke out again at the North Marysburgh Township dump and Picton firemen responded to the alarm.