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.

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