McCarter

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James McCarter joined the British Army and became a Sergeant Major of the Inniskilling Dragoons. When injured, he moved to Canada bringing with him a ceremonial sword. and subsequently his descendents moved to Errington. Joseph McCarter built a hostel, Halfway House, which served as a stopping place for the horse drawn stagecoaches which made regular trips between Nanaimo and Alberni.

Remember the ceremonial sword? The most recent owner of the ‘family sword’ wanted it displayed in a local museum. Proudly, the Parksville Museum was entrusted with the sword. More info – page 8 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler

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