Wednesday, January 28

donation antler lamp

Thank you to Harvey Hall for the donation of a small antler lamp made by Les Root. It will complement our existing taxidermy exhibit quite nicely.

Elliot Les Root (1893-1985) came with his family from Wellington County Ontario to this area in 1901. He was 8 years old. He eventually became a farmer in the Cupar area and later worked for the post office delivering mail to rural areas. Les was an ardent curler and hunter. He was an active member in the Touchwood Hills Wildlife Federation. He enjoyed his hobby of making lamps, bottle openers, and key chains from antlers and diamond willows according to his daughter Margaret Hogan in a write up in the Cupar history book. He is buried in the Cupar Cemetery, as are other members of his family.

Saturday, January 24

The Kaiser, The Beast of Berlin

Propaganda is defined as: of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
I found the following articles in the Cupar Herald. The first dated 8 August 1918 advertizing  the screening of the film.  The second article dated 15 August 1918 is a local review of the film.

treftadaeth paper wales

Thank you to the Treftadaeth paper in Wales for publishing " friend - foe - truth - propaganda "
in their paper dated January 24, 2015.  Below is their main purpose and links to their site. 

Hopefully their subscribers will return to our site as the article links to the Cupar and District Heritage Museum blogspot.  For those not familiar with us, Cupar is a town of 625 located in Saskatchewan Canada, named after Cupar in Scotland. The village/town came into existence in 1905.

Friday, January 23

freedom of speech or conspiracy

I found this brief article in the Cupar Herald dated 1 Aug 1918 and wondered what the context was.
I have searched earlier papers and found nothing. I guess you really should be careful what you say.

Thursday, January 15


Kaiser letter to Satan published in Cupar Herald 16 may 1918 (please read columns 1 to 5 )

I apologize to anyone who is offended by the following article written 97 years ago.

                            (1)                                                                   (4)

                    (2)                                                                      (5)