Innovators

There are a few in every community. Many people think that they are a little crazy to stick their necks out. Much of the success of our communities can be traced back to a few people who were not afraid to take a chance.
Most of the townships, towns, counties or even countries were started by direction and investment from another country. The town or township we live in today was the result of someone being directed to encourage people to move to and populate an area. The little township that I live in (Clarendon, in Pontiac County, Quebec), was established when a British army officer, James Prendergast was commissioned in 1827 to survey and encourage pioneer settlers to come to the new township of Clarendon.
For several years, plots of land, usually 100 acres were given to a new settler if in the next . . .

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