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GORE

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This township is bounded on the north by Mille Isles, east by the Seignory of Two Mountains, south by the Seignory of Argenteuil, and west by Wentworth, and contains about 23,660 acres and the usual allowance for highways. It has several beautiful little lakes, and much fine scenery.

ROUGH STONY TOWNSHIP
Notwithstanding the fact that Gore is a rough, stony township, containing, in fact, scarcely any of what may be termed level land, men have settled here, prospered, and become well-to-do farmers. Neither is their number small; there being very few who are not proprietors of at least 100 acres, with the buildings, and stock of cattle, horses and sheep, which supply them with the comforts of life. Wonder at what men through determined perseverance have accomplished in other localities, mentioned in these pages, here grows into astonishment, and especially when we learn that, little more than half a century ago, the inhabitants of Gore were struggling with poverty and all its attendant ills.

GIANTS IN STRENGTH
But they were a hardy race, large in stature, giants in strength, and gifted with almost superhuman endurance; indeed, the well authenticated accounts of the feats of labor individuals sometimes performed, and the privations they endured, almost stagger credulity.

100 POUND LOADS
The carrying of loads on the back weighing from 50 to 100 lbs. from Lachute to the different abodes in this township was a matter of so common occurrence, that it incited little wonder or comment. It was only in drawing a parallel between hardships of which their children complained years afterward, and what they themselves endured in the first decade of their pioneer experience, that these incidents were mentioned, and they were thus retained in memory to edify and instruct their posterity.