HIS­TORY

His­tory from the 166 years of the Stanstead Jour­nal

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

100 Years Ago, May 28, 1914

75 Years Ago, May 11, 1939

MEM­PHREM­A­GOG MIN­ING CO. The Mem­phrem­a­gog Min­ing Co. are do­ing quite an ex­ten­sive busi­ness at their mine, which is sit­u­ated in Pot­ton, op­po­site this vil­lage. They are work­ing about 20 men in night and day gangs. They have bonded the land of John and Sa­muel Bur­bank and of War­ren Achilles, upon which the mine is sit­u­ated; have built a road from the mine to the Coolidge school­house, and will draw the ore to the Ezra Ball land­ing, where it will be loaded upon barges and taken to New­port for ship­ment South. The ore is very rich in cop­per, sul­phuric acid and sil­ver; it also con­tains an­ti­mony. A small gang of men have been at work at the mine dur­ing the win­ter and a depth of only 40 feet has been reached, but they have struck the ore in abun­dance. Steam power will soon be put in for hoist­ing and pump­ing. There is talk of a rail­road be­ing built from the mines to Bolton Cen­tre to con­nect with the C. P. R. R. There is no doubt but what this will prove to be one of the rich­est mines in the coun­try, and as a party of N. Y. cap­i­tal­ists have pur­chased a half in­ter­est in it, they will ev­i­dently push busi­ness. STANSTEAD FIRE BRI­GADE The judges’ stand, en­ter­tain­ment plat­form and band stand at the Stanstead fire bri­gade was called out, but there was not suf­fi­cient hose to reach the near­est hy­drant and lit­tle could be done. It is said that some boys at play about the judges’ stand started the fire in some paper refuse.

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