Petrolia Farmers Market
Original Petrolea Farmer's Market opened September 13, 1913
Article taken from September 16, 1913 Petrolea Topic - Page 3
Originally housed in what is now known as the rehearsal hall for Victoria Playhouse Petrolia and formerly the Senior Friendship Hall behind Victoria Hall, Petrolia
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PETROLEA MARKET FORMALLY OPENED
Petrolea, Sept.15.-- The Petrolea market was opened on Saturday most auspiciously. The market buildings were not large enough to handle all the produce that was brought. Farmers came in from long distances to sell their goods. The owner of Lake Valley Grove Farm and one of his neighbors came over twenty-five miles. The former brought a gigantic load of splendid peaches. The Petrolea people responded well and very few went home without something. Among the early buyers were Magistrate McKenzie, Mrs. A McQueen, Mr. R Jackson, J.M. Fraser, Rev or Res. (?) Mr. Moyer, Mrs. D McNair and Mr. A.C McPhail. The band was present and gave some very fine selections. Speeches were made by Mr. Charles Jenkins, Reeve Stirrett, Mayor Pollard, G.S Pitkin (?) and Dr. C. O Fairbank.
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