Kinkora in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Agriculture in Kinkora / L’agriculture à Kinkora
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
With over 400 km of paths, Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Trail is a wonderful way to explore our beautiful Island.
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
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
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 PE C0B 1N0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this markerKinkora (here, next to this marker); This Granite Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Granite Mill Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); James Colledge Pope (approx. 10.1 kilometers away); The Efficiency of Mixed Farming (approx. 13 kilometers away); Potato Farming Between the Tree Stumps (approx. 13 kilometers away); A Woman's Work is Never Done (approx. 13 kilometers away); Original Meaning of Horsepower (approx. 13.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinkora.
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.