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In the Shoes of Peterborough’s First Settlers – 1825

In the Shoes of Peterborough’s First Settlers – 1825

European settlement in this area is documented as having officially began in the year 1825 (although some found themselves settling here earlier). Emigrants left harsh conditions in Ireland for a better life in Canada. In total, nine ships were used to transport 2,024 people across the Atlantic. However, the conditions in steerage – the hold

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