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Elgin County Plowing Match - Preparing Plowing Site

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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1966
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2008-01
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F8 25
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Date Range
1966
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Plowing Match file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal published October 19, 1966 with caption: "Preparing Plowing Site - Several Elgin County farmers braved rain today to prepare the site for the annual Elgin County Plowing Match to be held Saturday at the farm of Albert Andrews of R.R. 9, St. Thomas. From left to right: Albert Andrews; Gary Monteith, Shedden; Lawrence McIntyre, Shedden; Ken Bawden, St. Thomas, and Neil Gilchrist, Rodney. Hammering a stake into the ground is Ken Carmichael, St. Thomas."
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
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Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

Elgin County Plowing Match - Albert Andrews' Field

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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1966
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2008-01
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F8 26
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Date Range
1966
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Plowing Match file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal published October 22, 1966 with caption: "A Straight Furrow - All eyes were on the plow today as the Elgin County plowing match got under way on the farm of Albert Andrews at R.R. 6, St. Thomas. The day was perfect for competitions in six classes and the eighth annual horshoe pitching contest scheduled for 2 p.m. By 9 a.m., many plowmen had already moved their equipment to the farm to begin practising for the match."
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

Elgin County Plowing Match - 1966 Plowing Match

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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GMD
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1966
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2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F8 27
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
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2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F8 27
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graphic material
Date Range
1966
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Plowing Match file
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Five black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal published October 24, 1966 with captions: Youngest Plowman - Richard Andrews, 12, was the youngest competitor in the Elgin County plowing match on his father's farm at R.R. 6, St. Thomas, Saturday. Here he is coached by Mr. Andrews before plowing to sixth place in the utility class." (27a)
"Versitile Princess - Lynda Mae Prong, dairy princess for Elgin County, proved she is a girl of many occupations when she competed in the annual county plowing match Saturday." (22b)
"Awards Presented - Among those who attended the plowmen's banquet following the plowing match Saturday were (from left) Jack Jamieson of R.R. 1, West Lorne, winner in two classes; Neil Gilchrist of Rodney, plowmen's association president; Lynda Mae Prong and Mrs. Ronald Ann Prong of R.R. 1, Aylmer, only entrants in the ladies' class; A.V. Langton, agricultural representative for Elgin County; Stan Pearn of R.R. 1, Southwold, and Dave Somers of R.R. 8, St. Thomas, who won the horseshoe pitching." (27c)
"Lucky Horseshoe - The Elgin horseshoe pitching contest added a lot more fun to the annual county plowing match day. Here Albert and Walter Auckland await their turn in foreground while their team members, Warden John McKinlay of Elgin and Frank Pineo, have their go." (27d)
"Wins Corn - Harold Walker of R.R. 1, Port Stanley, who took part in two plowing classes, won half a bushel of Pride Corn for the second best plowed land in Southwold Township." (27e)
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Large Sign

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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GMD
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1960
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2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 16
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
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2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 16
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graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published May 17, 1960 with caption: "I.P.M. Springfield Location Well Marked - Motorists travelling along No. 73 Highway in the Springfield area can hardly fail to notice the 20-foot-long sign pictured above which advertises the location and dates for the International Plowing Match. The sign was erected Monday afternoon on the northwest corner of the farm of Charles Clarke, R.R. 2, Springfield, where a large part of the big match will take place. The billboard served the same purpose last year in Wentworth County, and the previous year at Simcoe. Assisting with the work were Franklin Pineo, local I.P.M. committee chairman; Ken Bawden, Tented City committee chairman; Reginald Clinton, health and sanitation chairman; Giles Hume, R.R. 2, Springfield, on whose home farm much of the activity will centre; Herb Morris, Bill Johnston and Mr. Clarke."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Farm Tractor

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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GMD
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Date Range
1960
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2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 17
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 17
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graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 8, 1960 with caption: "Agriculture has been revolutionized by the farm tractor, the maid of all work on the family farm."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Springfield United Church Booth

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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GMD
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1960
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2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 18
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
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2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 18
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graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 12, 1960 with caption: "Last Minute Check - Conveners of various menu items prepare for the onslaught of diners that will speedily fill the tables in the Springfield United Church booth in Tent City. Mrs. John B. Wilson, general convener, assesses the contents of the steam talbewhile her assistants lend a helping hand. They are, left to right: Mrs. Harold Nigh, Mrs. Mabel Empey, Mrs. Norman Ferguson, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Earl Charlton, Mrs. Harley Wilson and Mrs. Ralph Smith."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Mayor D.A. Gooding of Parkhill

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
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2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 19
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
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2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 19
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graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 15.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 12, 1960 with caption: "Champion Mayor - Plowing at yesterday's opening of the International Plowing Match may have been more skillfully done but certainly no more care or discrimination went into the turning of a furrow than was exhibited by the leaders of a number of Ontario communities who entered the new class for mayors. After the cheers and jokes had died away however, Mayor D.A. Gooding, of Parkhill, was named champion of the mayors. In the above photo the happy winner is pictured proudly displaying a trophy on which his name and the date of the match will be engraved."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Joseph G. Tran

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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GMD
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Date Range
1960
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2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 20
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
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Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 20
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graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 15.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 12, 1960 with caption: "Ontario Class - Most of the interest at yesterday's International Plowing Match was focused on the Ontario Champion Class. In this class competitors, many from distant points in the province and almost all seasoned performers, matched their talents to see who would go home with the title of champion plowman of Ontario. In the above photo Joseph G. Tran, of R.R. 2, Claremont, is pictured beginning his final furrow. The even furrows are an indication of the class of plowing exhibited by entrants in the event."
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Plane Ride

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 21
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 21
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graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 12, 1960 with caption: "Zoom - Plane rides are a popular feature at the International Plowing Match at Springfield. Pictured is one of several aircraft operating at the site, zooming skyward."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Horse's Grandstand View

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 22
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 22
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 12, 1960 with caption: "Grandstand View - This horse had one of the best positions for viewing the plowing competitions at the IPM yesterday. Its expression seems to indicate approval at the standard of plowing by other horses. What this fine animal said about the efforts of the tractor would, in all probability, be unprintable."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Horses and Hand-Held

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 23
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 23
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 20.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 12, 1960 with caption: "Vanishing Breed - It was not too long ago that a team of horses and a hand-held plow was the only way to plow a field. Spectators at the I.P.M. yesterday, especially the younger ones, showed a keen interest in the horse plowing class as many had never seen the sturdy animals at work. In the above photo Jim McCloy, of R.R. 2, Southwold, is pictured putting his two-horse team through their paces."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - St. Thomas Times-Journal Trailer

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 24
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
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C8 Sh5 B2 F6 24
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graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the St. Thomas Times-Journal trailer at the 1960 International Plowing Match near Springfield. Retained for reference.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - IPM Preparation

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 25
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 25
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph from October 1960 showing preparations for 1960 International Plowing Match near Springfield. Retained for reference.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - IPM Preparation

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 26
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 26
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph from October 1960 showing preparations for 1960 International Plowing Match near Springfield. Retained for reference.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Aerial Photograph

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 27
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 27
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 19.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph from October 1960 showing aerial of the projected site of the 1960 International Plowing Match near Springfield. Retained for reference.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

International Plowing Match, 1960 - Organizing Group

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 28
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F6 28
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - International Plowing Match, 1960 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 21.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph from 1960 showing the organizing group for the 1960 International Plowing Match near Springfield. Includes Ontario Plowman's Association executive members (seated left to right, starting second from left): Clark Young, treasurer; George Hay, past president; Alex Back, president; Alston Campbell, first vice president; Robert Campbell, second vice president; (standing): Alex McKinney (third from left), Norman Barber (fifth from left), W.C. Barrie (eleventh from left), Russell Morrison (tenth from right), Alvin Mark (second from right), Ken Bawden (extreme right). See October 8, 1960, p. 14 for OPA Executive - including many shown here. Retained for reference.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images

Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds

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Elgin County Archives
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Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
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Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
cartographic material
moving images
Date Range
1955-1988, predominant 1980-1985
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B3
R5 S2 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh4 B2
M10d
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B3
R5 S2 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh4 B2
M10d
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
cartographic material
moving images
Date Range
1955-1988, predominant 1980-1985
Physical Description
1.28 m of textual records
99 photographs : b&w and col.
83 negatives : b&w and col.
1 slide : col.
7 drawings
11 posters
3 signs
1 videocassette
1 knife
9 pins
27 crests
21 maps
History / Biographical
In February 1980 the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, in conjunction with various Elgin County municipal, civic and agricultural organizations, successfully petitioned the Ontario Plowmen's Association, at its annual meeting in Toronto, for the right to hold the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show in Elgin County. The Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show was established in April 1981, with the election of an initial slate of executive officers. Following a series of retirements and resignations, the following permanent executive officers were chosen: Ken Monteith, Chairman; Lorne Carroll, First Vice-Chairman; Bill Martyn, Second Vice-Chairman; Dave Murray, Secretary; Elgin Wells,Treasurer; Mayor Doug Tarry, City of St. Thomas Representative; Bill Caverly, County of Elgin Representative; Bill Martyn, Ontario Plowmen's Association Representative; Marian Millman, Elgin County Plowmen's Association Representative; and Merv Riddell, Legal Advisor. In 1983, Ruby Silcox joined the committee as Executive Secretary. The committee was responsible for planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 on the William F. Bradish and Sons farm and various neighbouring farms in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. The event was held at 41397 Shorlea Line, near the intersection with County Road 25 (Wellington Road). The event was sanctioned and sponsored by the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with additional funding support provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas.
Custodial History
The records comprising this fonds were originally in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch. The branch was closed in May 1996 and the records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library. The records were subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show and its constituent committees in the course of planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Executive Committee 2. Antique and Historical Committee 3. Banquet Committee 4. Billeting Committee 5. County Beautification Committee 6. County Exhibits Committee 7. Finance Committee 8. Ladies Fair Committee 9. Merchandising Committee 10. Publicity Committee 11. Queen of the Furrow Committee 12. Research Committee 13. Site Committee 14. Special Events Committee 15. Teams and Horse Show Committee
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch - Farmstead Improvement Contest series

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
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Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1971
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1 F11-33
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch
Description Level
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1 F11-33
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1971
Series
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds - Farmstead Improvement Contest series
Physical Description
23 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records relating to the 1959-1960 Elgin Farmstead Improvement Contest and the Elgin Farmstead Improvement Centennial Contest (1965-1967). Both contests were organized by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario in association with provincial farmstead improvement initiatives sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The 1959-1960 contest was held in association with the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario. Series includes organizing committee minutes, correspondence, brochures and programs, lists of contest entries, financial statements, and contest results and awards.
Name Access
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch (St. Thomas, Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives12130
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Physical Description
34.5 cm of textual records
119 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
In 1907 the Ontario Department of Agriculture established its Extension Branch to set up and administer a network of branch offices in each county to provide advice and assistance to farmers and agricultural organizations at the local level. The Elgin County Branch office was established in 1911, largely as a result of the vigorous lobbying efforts of Wallacetown, Ontario resident John E. Pearce. Each Extension Branch office was headed by the resident Agricultural Representative. Fred Moore Clement of Lincoln County arrived in 1911 as the first Agricultural Representative for Elgin County. Mr. Clement was succeeded by Charles W. Buchanan, who served until 1927. Following Mr. Buchanan were Fletcher S. Thomas (1927-1945), A.O. Dalrymple (1945-1946), A. Victor Langton (1946-1972), Harold Buck (1972-1980), John A. Anderson (1980-[1985?]), and David Murray ([1985?]-[1996?]). By 1923 the Elgin County Branch office of the Ontario Department of Agriculture was situated at 371 Talbot St., St. Thomas, Ontario, subsequently known as the Royal Bank Building. The office relocated in early 1965 to 594 Talbot St., St. Thomas. In a press release issued May 22, 1996, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced the closure of its St. Thomas, Ontario branch office and the consolidation of its functions in a new regional Ministry office to be opened in London, Ontario.
Custodial History
Records comprising the fonds were in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario until its closure in May, 1996. Records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library and subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various records created, collected and maintained by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario. Records include annual reports; records relating to the 1959-1960 Elgin Farmstead Improvement Contest and the Elgin Farmstead Improvement Centennial Contest (1965-1967); and miscellaneous records and photographs documenting agricultural events, activities and organizations in Elgin County.
Fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Annual Reports, 1955-1965
2. Farmstead Improvement Contest, 1959-1971
3. Photographs, 1940-1979
4. Miscellaneous, 1954-1984
Name Access
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch (St. Thomas, Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds

General Correspondence and Administration

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives10087
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Executive Committee series
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and administrative records of the Executive Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration, January-August 1960.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

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