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After the big fire in 1889 - Photo courtesy E. I. Dow

he was brought back to stand trial for the murder of Smith and Daw.

Among professional men we find the first lawyer to be John Morrow, followed by N. P. Buckingham, and then C. Y. Mackenzie. The first medical men were Dr. Cornell, followed by Dr. Shaffner, Dr. Cartner and Dr. F. V. Bird. The first Veterinary Surgeon was Dr. Little who spent many years in the district. Dr. Rutledge also prac­ tised in the early days.

Since '82, grain had been hauled to Brandon, but the first grain hauled to Boissevain was delivered to Morton's Warehouse by J. J. Musgrove, 5-3-19.

The first Sports Day was held on the farm of Wm. Smith, 17-2-20, in '83. The first picnic held by Cherry Creek in '87 (Golden Jubilee) was held in Musgrove's Grove, 14-3-20.

Among those few who arrived in the district when the town was young and who are still active today we must list A. R. Welch and C. C. Musgrove.

One of Boissevain's first lumber yards - Photo courtesy E. I. Dow

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