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Both family ties in old farm

No one stayed the night but the hubbub at the Both farm during the annual Chapple Day celebration Saturday was reminiscent of the early 1900s.

The homestead, located four km north of Barwick and which includes a barn and blacksmith shop, was once a regular visit for farmers in Chapple.

Welcome to Mud Lake City

It's not on a map of Northwestern Ontario or Ontario, or even a municipal one, but just south of Devlin lies Mud Lake City—“Population one, sometimes two.”

Founded in 1976, the “city,” located about 20 km west of Fort Frances, has grown to include a bank, courthouse, blacksmith shop, garage, a couple of shops, and (shhhh) even a bordello.

Emo Fair is heating up

Following the official naming of the village of Emo in 1899, a cooperative group of merchants and farmers joined together to promote better farming in the district.

The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society was organized by 1900 and later that year became a member of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.