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Kinkora in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Agriculture in Kinkora / L’agriculture à Kinkora

 
 
Agriculture in Kinkora / L’agriculture à Kinkora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. Agriculture in Kinkora / L’agriculture à Kinkora Marker
Inscription.  
English:
The first settlers in Kinkora were farmers. The community that developed has depended upon agriculture ever since. After the Dominion Government launched a dairy initiative in 1891, Kinkora responded and in 1900 opened a cheese factory under the Kinkora Dairying Association. By 1903 it ranked 13th in production among 42 dairies across the province. From the beginning it was a community enterprise but it became a formal cooperative in 1953. For 70 years the dairy brought economic activity to the region around Kinkora, providing work and a source of community pride. It closed in 1971 as a result of dairy amalgamation.

Kinkora was not without agricultural innovators. About 1900, Ambrose Monaghan and his son John started building threshing machines that were widely used on Prince Edward Island and in western Canada into the 1950s. McCardle Brothers Seeds is another agricultural business thriving in Kinkora in the last quarter century. The company located beside the rail line like many producers in small communities. McCardle Brothers produces seed for cereal crops, forage and turf. Using state-of-the-art
Marker detail: 1936 Cheese Season, Annual Report /<br>La saison fromagère de 1936, Rapport annuel image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: 1936 Cheese Season, Annual Report /
La saison fromagère de 1936, Rapport annuel
equipment, products are cleaned of weeds and foreign matter, and bagged for shipping. Kinkora has been able to adapt within a changing industry.

With over 400 km of paths, Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Trail is a wonderful way to explore our beautiful Island.

Français:
Depuis l'arrivée des premiers colons qui étaient fermiers, l'économie de Kinkora repose sur l'agriculture. Après le lancement d'une initiative laitière par le gouvernement fédéral en 1891, Kinkora a saisi l'occasion pour ouvrir une fromagerie en 1900 sous les auspices de la Kinkora Dairying Association. Dès 1903, elle occupait le 13e rang parmi les 42 laiteries de la province. Entreprise communautaire dès sa fondation, elle est devenue une coopérative en bonne et due forme en 1953. Pendant 70 ans, la fromagerie a marqué l'activité économique de la région de Kinkora, assurant du travail aux habitants et suscitant un sentiment de fierté collectif. Elle a fermé ses portes en 1971 à la suite d'une fusion de laiteries.

Kinkora n'a pas manqué d'innovateurs dans le domaine de l'agriculture. Vers 1900, Ambrose Monaghan et son fils John ont commencé à fabriquer des batteuses qui ont été largement utilisées dans l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et dans l'Ouest canadien jusque dans les années 1950. Autre entreprise agricole de Kinkora, la McCardle Brothers Seeds connaît la prisoérité
Marker detail: McCardle Bros & Confederation Trail image. Click for full size.
By Doug Murray
3. Marker detail: McCardle Bros & Confederation Trail
depuis un quart de siècle. Située près de la voie ferrée comme de nombreux autres producteurs des petites collectivités, cette entreprise produit des semences pour la culture des céréales, du fourrage et du gazon. À l'aide d'équipement de pointe, les semences sont débarrassées des mauvaises herbes et de toute matière étrangère avant d'être emballées pour l'expédition. Kinkora a su s'adapter à l'évolution de l'industrie agricole.

Le Sentier de la Confédération est composé de plus de 400 km de pistes cyclables qui vous mèneront d'un bout à l'autre de la province.
 
Erected by Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage, Trans Canada Trail and Confederation Trail.
 
Location. 46° 19.322′ N, 63° 36.167′ W. Marker is in Kinkora, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker can be reached from Anderson Road (Prince Edward Island Route 225) just east of Somerset Street (Prince Edward Island Route 109), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Kinkora Heritage Park, beside the Confederation Trail, about 75 yards south of Anderson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinkora, Prince Edward Island C0B 1N0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kinkora (here, next to this marker); James Colledge Pope (approx. 10.1 kilometers
Agriculture in Kinkora / L’agriculture à Kinkora Marker (<i>wide view • related marker on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
4. Agriculture in Kinkora / L’agriculture à Kinkora Marker (wide view • related marker on right)
away); Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington (approx. 13.2 kilometers away); The Railway Station (approx. 16.2 kilometers away); Salute to the Prince Edward Island Railway (approx. 16.2 kilometers away); Georgina Fane Pope (approx. 16.4 kilometers away); The Summerside Armoury (approx. 16.5 kilometers away); Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside (approx. 16.5 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Kinkora, Prince Edward Island. The 1860's was a period of expansion in agriculture and rural society in Prince Edward Island and Kinkora saw rapid development with a wide variety of small businesses establishing themselves. Some of these include a carriage shop in 1870 and a cheese factory in 1901. Kinkora’s economy saw further change in the 1920s when potato production became the most important industry and the short-lived but lucrative fox farming industry was near its peak. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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McCardle Bros silos<br>(<i>view across Confederation Trail from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
5. McCardle Bros silos
(view across Confederation Trail from marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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