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History Comes Alive in Cargill

Each year in July and August,' History Comes Alive' in the Village of Cargill - the hub of the largest logging era that ever took place in Bruce County.

This small Village was said to be one of the most prosperous communities in Ontario in the late 1800's, due soley to one man, lumberbarron Henry Cargill.

Henry logged massive amounts of white pine from the Greenock Swamp - Southern Ontario's single largest forested wetland in Southern Ontario, for over 25 years. He hired hundreds of men, built their houses, schools, stores and churches and operated a total of five mills.  He was also a MP for a number of years and specialized in short-horn cattle.

To commemorate the incredible history of this little Village, a Visitor Centre is opened during the months of July and August, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.  Visit the displays, exhibits and enjoy a taste of history! Demonstrations and walking tours are also available!

A mini train is available to take visitors on a ride through town to explore the history and storied that abound in this little village.  Train rides are by donation only. 

Visitors can also stop in for a fresh, Bruce County beef burger, courtely of a local farmer.  The bbq is open from 11am to 2pm, Wednesday to Sunday. For more information, visit the Municipality of Brockton here.

Map - self-guided tour of historic Cargill

CTV News, London, History Comes Alive in Cargill story


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