During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
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Today I have for you...
History of Portage La Prairie, MB
Do you know what a fenceviewer is? A pathmaster? I didn't either, but this booklet will tell you who was given the job and what their duties are.
... like this 3rd duty of a pathmaster...
The poundkeepers are responisble for stray or neglected animals
If an animal trespasses and damages a fence, it is the Fenceviewers that decides what to award the claimant.
Any person appointed for these posts not doing his duties will be penalized.
The Tread of the Pioneers: Portage La Prairie
Person Index for The Tread of the Pioneers (opens pdf)
Rural municipality of Portage La Prairie by-laws 1914 for the guidance of fenceviewers, poundkeepers, pathmasters, etc (lots of names)