Stories from our past-June 23, 2022

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

1912:

  • Fire did about $500 damage to a house on Catharine Street on Tuesday morning. The house is occupied by Wesley Ferguson.
  • Spurred on by the big money made by canners throughout Canada, $100,000 is being invested in canning factories in Prince Edward County this year.
  • The annual meeting of the Picton Yacht Club was held in the Public Library Monday evening. Commodore Miller presided in his usual masterly manner.

1952:

  • The estimated cost of the proposed new high school in Picton was set at $940,000, a figure which included $2,000 for furniture and equipment.
  • The salary of County Engineer Roy Preston was set at $4,000 for the year.
  • The county council announced a budget increase of three mills for a total of 20 mills. Total budget spending was estimated at $374,499.

1972:

  • Their excellencies Governor General and Mrs. Roland Michener helped commemorate the 188th anniversary of the landing of Peter VanAlstine’s band of Loyalists.
  • A new building has been added to Ameliasburgh Museum this year, along with a sporty cutter, a 1909 car and numerous implements used by pioneers.
  • Ameliasburgh township council passed a bylaw Tuesday evening which rezones Pete’s Point for summer cottage development.

1982:

  • The Prince Edward 4-H Swine Club meeting was held June 2 at the Picton Animal Hospital.
  • The June meeting of the East Lake UCW was held at the home of Mrs. Dorothy Marisett.
  • Nearly sixty members and guests enjoyed a potluck dinner in Cherry Valley Hall for the monthly meeting of the Athol Club for those over 60.