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100 Years Ago: Patriotic Meeting in Shannonville

The Intelligencer September 10, 1914 (page 3)

“Last night the large hall at Shannonville was filled by an interested audience of men and women from Shannonville and the neighboring parts of Tyendinaga listening to patriotic songs and speeches and organizing for work for the Duke of Connaught’s fund and for the Red Cross and local needs. About $125.00 was collected without any difficulty and much more will be obtained by the committees of workers who have the matter in hand. …

The 49th Regiment will receive many new recruits and a Rifle Association and Home Guard are being formed as the result of last night’s enthusiastic appeal.”