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Immigrants From Quarrier Homes Scotland 1923

 
 
Immigrants From Quarrier Homes Scotland 1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
1. Immigrants From Quarrier Homes Scotland 1923 Marker
Inscription.  

A tribute to the little
immigrants ages 5 to 14 who
came from the Quarrier Homes
Scotland, and the Barnardo
Homes England, to the
Fairknowe Home in Brockville.
They were placed on hundred
acre farms and made to work
long hours at four dollars a
month. They paid thousands
of dollars in income taxes
after they settled and came
to be known as Canada's
Little Slaves.

 
Erected 1997.
 
Location. 44° 37.609′ N, 75° 56.98′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is on Main Street (County Highway 5) just east of Victoria Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens, Ontario K0E 1B0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 100 Acre Farm and Log Buildings circa 1700 (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vimy Oaks Legacy Tree (a few steps from this marker); First World War Memorial (within
Immigrants From Quarrier Homes Scotland 1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
2. Immigrants From Quarrier Homes Scotland 1923 Marker
At left
shouting distance of this marker); Main Street of Athens Looking East (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Murals (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brockville & Westport Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmersville Model School (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Quarrier’s Home Children Association: Quarriers Canadian Family. (Submitted on October 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. British Home Children Registry. (Submitted on October 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Quarriers Canadian Family at Facebook. (Submitted on October 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The History of Fairknowe Home. (Submitted on October 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Photo on Immigrants From Quarrier Homes Scotland 1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, Undated
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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