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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Thomas Talbot arrived on the shores of Elgin County in May of 1803. Through political and family influence he was granted 5,000 acres to start his settlement. Considered benevolant by some, dictatorial by others, Talbot's ultimate success can not be disputed. His land settlement practices successfuly opened up 27 townships in South Western Ontario.

He had significant power of his settlers, dictating settlement terms and revolking deeds if the terms were not met. For this reason Talbot's "Maps" were in pencil only: becuase pencil is easy to rub out.

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