Past honours of county man uncovered To guide him he had a card on the back with some details described.
The story which he has pieced together over the last 15 years tells of a Pictou County man named John A. Murray, who received one of the medals from John A. Macdonald, first prime minister of Canada. According to Hartling's research, John Murray was the son of George Murray and Isabella (Coventry) of West Branch. A short history written and provided by Hartling says that as a young man, Murray operated a farm at Tatamagouche, known as Blockhouse Farm, until he got the urge to move on. He lived in Maine for a while and worked at various lumber camps, where he became a champion in the sport of lumberjacks while continuing to dance the Scottish dances that he loved. It was those dancing skills that brought him to New Westminster where he would meet Sir. John A. MacDonald. Kim Dickson, communications director for the Town of New Glasgow, who heard about the story from Hartling said highland dancing was actually something that was a male dominated art until recently. While today it might sound strange that a man who spent his days chopping trees would also dance, back then it was the norm. At a competition attended by the prime minister, Murray emerged as the best of all performers. "As he was receiving congratulations on his performance, Sir John A. Macdonald stepped forward to also congratulate him on his outstanding achievement," Hartling writes. It louis vuitton alma indigo was at that moment that Macdonald pinned the silver St. Andrew's cross medal on Murray's chest. Coventry, believed to be a relative through his mother's side of the family. to commemorate this national heritage milestone. This early date was chosen louis vuitton briefcase knockoff so that local schools could also participate in the celebration of the birth date, which was Jan. 11, 1815. New Glasgow Heritage Committee Members will be dressed in period costume and one member will even be displaying an original newspaper from 1888. There will also be an authentic artifact of a mahogany chair once amazon louis vuitton damier owned by Sir John A. Macdonald himself while living in Kingston, Ont. As a highlight of the re enactment in town hall, "Prime Minister Macdonald" will also address the crowd.
The louis vuitton neverfull gm for sale town will convert the boardroom next to council chambers into a railway dining car to resemble the Macdonalds' private car, named the Jamaica, which was on the train that transported the prime minister and his wife to Nova Scotia on that summer day in 1888. The railway car was given this name as a special compliment to Lady Agnes Macdonald who lived in the West Indies as a young girl. Linens and silver service will be used and oat cakes and tea/coffee served.
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