Introduction
The Attawandaron
A Man Owns Land
War of 1812
The Land Owns Him
Rebellion of 1837
Bushel for Bushel
The Iron Horse
The Old Alma Mater
A Few Jumbo Mistakes
London's Resort Town
Cofferdam Disaster
Marquette & Bessemer
The Olga
Mitchell F. Hepburn
How Sweet It Was
Another Way
Foresight
Edisons of Vienna
John Kenneth Galbraith
Immigration Disaster
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Ontario's eleventh prime minister was born in nearby Yarmouth Township and educated at St. Thomas Collegiate. After serving in World War I, he was elected to the federal parliament in 1926 as member for Elgin West. In 1930 he was named leader of the Ontario Liberal party and resigned his federal seat in 1934 to become prime minister of Ontario.

Although his actions on the world stage garnered him some questionable fame, it was the deeds he brought to Elgin County that keep him as a local hero even today. In addition to the air force bases that were built here due to Hepburn's efforts, the military personal that came with them helped to fill one of the busiest dance halls in Ontario.

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