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Memories of Smithville-1787 to 1950

The history book that helps inform this podcast was completed and first published in 2009. In 2014 the book had its third printing. It was written by myself and published by Doug Nicol. Copies can be still be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce location in the Train Station, at Carruthers' Printing on College Street and by contacting me, Ivan Carruthers, directly.

Do you have a question for topics for future episodes?

Some of the topics for the first few episodes came from conversations I had with friends and acquaintances who I bumped into and who asked me if I remembered something about a certain part of Smithville or if I remembered a particular person. If you have a question about Smithville or some of the families from the area please send me an email. If I know something about the topic or can find out for you, I may include it in a future podcast! icarruthers@cogeco.ca
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  • October 31, 2018 @ 8:59 pm

    In Remembrance, Harry MacDonald and Roy Swick

    This episode marks the second year of recording Dad's memories in podcast form. Being near to Remembrance Day Dad wanted to pay tribute to a couple of men from Smithville who left home for Europe in the late 30's and early 40's and came back to continue their lives in Smithville. There are many more stories of folks from Smithville who went off to war and you can hopefully find those stories in some of the very good local history books or perhaps in your own family scrapbooks. Dad chose these two men because of the personal relationships that he had with both. 

    One part that stood out for me from these recollections is that many residents not only lived in town but they worked in town and they wore multiple hats around the village. Things needed to be done and everyone had a hand in making sure everything ran smoothly. We hope you enjoy these stories.

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