This hotel and later general store was built in the early 1850s. It was the location of the first post office. The village had 11 post masters beginning with Mr. McDonald in 1858 and ending with Earl Myers in 1989 in part of Myers’ General Store.
Perth Courier, Dec. 14, 1888
James McGregor has sold his last 100 acres in Bathurst near Balderson to James Balderson, Jr., for $3,450. This is the original McGregor homestead farm.
Perth Courier, Dec. 28, 1888
Balderson—The young people in this parish met together on the evening of Friday, 14th inst., at the residence of Mrs. Jones for the purpose of presenting their clergyman with a fur coat, cap and gauntlets costing $60. The presentation was made by John Butler.
Mr. J.R. Allan, clerk in the drug store of Jno. Roberts, Ottawa, spent the Christmas holidays with his father James Allan, Balderson.
Mr. C. H. McManus, Inkster, Dakota, is visiting the haunts of his youth around Perth and Balderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McGregor of Balderson, Drummond, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary about a fortnight ago. They were married in Scotland not long before coming to Canada. At their Golden Wedding anniversary all the surviving children attended. They are parents of Peter McGregor, M.A., Principal of the Almonte High School.
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