Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 22, 2016

Glengarry Postal History – Postmark – Bridge End, 1882.

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scan0042Embossed, pre-stamped envelope destined for Williamstown, started at Bridge End on October 7th, 1882, arrived at Lancaster on the 9th and then Williamstown the same day.  The 3rd mark reads “Riviere…”

In 1889, W.C. McGillis was the postmaster at Bridge End.

The post office opened here in 1878.

The settlement of 360 had the Allan Grove Cheese Combination, Didern Bourgon, other cheese makers were, Charles McGillis, and DM McPherson, blacksmith, Wm. Brodie, miller, A. Cross and A. McDonald,  and Donald McLellan  saw mills, A. Curier, and A.R. Ferguson, physicians, P. Darragh, J.C. and P.D. McCuaig, livestock, O. LaDouver and E. Watier wagon makers, Mrs. Archibald McDonald grocery, along with DJ McDonald and Miss P, McGillis, and Victor Sove, blacksmith.

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