Heather Darch

Jane Freligh

Jane Takes a Stand 

Par Heather Darch / 4 juin 2024

Jane Freligh’s story is a good reminder of how far we’ve come in terms of women’s rights.

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Nancy Hawley history

Nancy Hawley’s Secret

Par Heather Darch / 24 février 2024

Nancy Hawley was an itinerant teacher. She lived to be 101 years old. Here is her history and the secrets of her longevity.

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shipbuilding Saint-Armand Heather Darch

That Sinking Feeling

Par Heather Darch / 8 novembre 2023

At its launch in 1750, the warship L’Orignal was a total loss because she was made from “inferior wood” cut in the forests of Saint-Armand.

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Legend of the Martin band of outlaws

The Devil’s in the Details 

Par Heather Darch / 16 août 2023

Most details within the Martin legend are not quite true, but it shows that in far-fetched family stories, there is an essence of truth.

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Robert Quirk Short

Coming Up Short

Par Heather Darch / 5 juin 2023

From 1798 to 1804, missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG), came to St. Armand and quickly left again. John Doty, Robert Quirk Short, James Tunstall, and Charles Caleb Cotton.

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Smith Brothers cough drops

Pardon My Cough

Par Heather Darch / 17 février 2023

The first mass-produced Smith Brothers cough drops were created by a family who once called Missisquoi County home.

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Into the Fold

Par Heather Darch / 14 novembre 2022

Slavery, while limited in St. Armand, was an ugly part of Missisquoi’s history. Abolitionists like Reverend Stewart and members of his congregation helped to bring it to a close. 

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The Mystical Witches of Clappertown

Par Heather Darch / 8 août 2022

Fables about witches have fascinated and frightened humanity for centuries all around the world and even in Clappertown, Quebec.

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