Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #16

October, 2001 Editorial Dear friends, Another year of mining the great riches of Tantramar’s history is before us and I can’t wait to see what gems my fellow miners will bring up from the depths this year! A few weeks ago, senior miner Al Smith surfaced long enough for air and passed on a special… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #15

April, 2001 Editorial Dear friends, At the end of this month, we will be turning over another important page of Tantramar history. Last month, members of the Ford family joined us to unveil a plaque in commemoration of the Ford block (following Phyllis Stopps exhaustive research, I hope to have a complete history of the… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #14

February, 2001 Editorial Dear friends, I must start this issue with the sad reality that heritage in the Tantramar area is presently in a state of mourning. First of all, the Tantramar Heritage Trust has lost a true friend with the passing of Bill Johnstone, manager of Johnstone’s Save easy in Sackville. Since the Trust… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #13

December, 2000 Editorial Dear friends, It doesn’t seem long since I last spoke with you at the white fence but so many interesting stories have come my way over this short period of time that I must pass on a few of these to you before the new year appears at our doorstep! Since our… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #10

Editorial We have now entered into a new millennium and I hope that our exchanges of Tantramar stories will continue at the white fence long into the new century! I am late for delivery with this issue because I had no “did-you-knows” for you! But then, Al Smith and Bud White came through for me…. Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #12

November, 2000 Editorial Dear friends, As we salute the end of summer 2000 and welcome the fall colors, it’s time once more to stop at the white fence and exchange a few stories. If you recall, at our last stop, Ernest Estabrooks told us of the history of Cookville which he had not finished telling… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #11

Spring, 2000 Editorial Dear friends, When I first came to the Tantramar area in 1969, the first thing that stood out for me, as we turned off the highway towards Borden’s Diner, was the High Marsh and its “speckle” of weather-beaten grey barns. It’s a picture I still love; I never lost interest in the… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #9

Summer, 1999 Editorial Dear friends, Summer is almost here and the history archives at the white fence are getting unbearably warm! Repair work has begun on the Campbell Carriage Factory (Yahoo!!) and I visit as often as I can anticipating a new discovery each time I walk in! It’s very exciting to see part of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #8

March, 1999 Editorial Dear friends, Since the last time we communicated, the prospecting in Tantramar’s deep mine shaft of history has continued unabaited. I must report to you that my main finding this winter has not been any new discovery of a major historic mineral “vein” but most interesting meetings with other miners, some of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #7

November, 1998 Editorial My dear friends, We begin a new year of prospecting for more fascinating history deep in the rich mine of Tantramar. Now before we grab our picks and shovels to begin our new excavations, I must issue a warning at the very beginning: make sure that you have lots of safe storage… Continue reading…