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Fairfield Euphemia Zone Brown Connection

    The 19th century was a time of great change. European settlement began to shape the region into the landscape we see today for the Bothwell and surrounding areas. The settlement began with the Moravian mission known as Fairfield on the Thames. During the 1820's settlers began to settle the areas we now refer to as Euphemia Township in Lambton County and Zone Township in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.  The town of Bothwell began as a meager postal office, which transformed into a large town when the Honourable George Brown brought the Grand Trunk Railway through during the 1850s. Black Gold transformed this town into a thriving community.  Following the booms of the 1860s and 1890s, the bust was replaced by a new rush, that based on green gold.  These are the stories.

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