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100 Years Ago: Shipment of Canned Goods

The Intelligencer February 2, 1915 (page 1)

“In order that the premises of the Canning factory, in this city, situated on Church street, may be prepared for the reception of the troops for the Third Contingent, it is necessary that 25,000 cases of canned goods be shipped away. The shipping of same has been left in the hands of Mr. T.H. Coppin, the genial and efficient G.T.R. station agent here, who is doing all in his power to have this large shipment taken away as rapidly as possible. The goods will be shipped westward, under the supervision of Mr. Coppin, who is in every way capable of superintending same. It will require, at least 25 cars to take the shipment away.”

[Note: G.T.R. = Grand Trunk Railway]