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Monday 8 December 2014, by Monique

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The first European settlers in the vicinity of Shawville were Irish protestants from County Tipperary who had immigrated to Canada after the Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815. Thomas Hodgins and John Dale and his wife Elizabeth chose this place to establish their farms in the 1820’s.

There are 7 churches in the town. The cemetery on Main street is one of the oldest in the area.

The agricultural heritage of the Pontiac is celebrated each year at the beginning of September with one of the largest fairs in the province, the Shawville Fair. The annual steam show is an exhibition of steam tractors and threshing machines.

The Pontiac Museum is located in the old station house of the Pontiac Pacific Junction railway.

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