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October 31, 1912

     Mr. J. McNamee, in his work as Government road foreman, comes across many evidences of the wonderful fertility of the soil in this district.  Last week he brought home a parsnip which had been grown by James Haley, of Cremona, and which measures over 31 inches.  I. Hughes, of Brushy Ridge, has also magnificent roots.  One parsnip is so long that he intends exhibiting it.  The board of trade will probably send George Mortimer with a timber wagon.....

     Professor Elliott, of the CPR Lands Department, was in Cochrane on Saturday, and informed us that the buildings on the Demonstration Farm will be commenced right away.  In speaking of the soil of the district Mr. Elliott contends that based on the fertility, the land is worth $80 an acre.


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