A Whispered History:
of Buchanan Township
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|Buchanan always knew a steady stream of wealthy outsiders passing through
their township for leisure purposes. These ‘Sports,’ as they
were called, introduced the residents of Buchanan to a way of life they
could only dream about.
Beginning in the 1850’s, wealthy lumber merchant families from Pembroke
would pass by Buchanan Township while enjoying pleasure cruises along
the Ottawa River.
The Pleasure Cruisers Who Sailed Past Buchanan
In the early 1900’s, several wealthy leisure seekers set up impressive
summer homes along the Ottawa River in Buchanan.
Cottagers Brought Work For the Settlers, and a Perspective on What
They Could Never Have
the whisper below to hear more stories about life in Buchanan
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