Plummer

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George and Elizabeth Plummer came west in July 1886 on the newly completed railroad link to Canada’s west coast. In February 1887, they travelled by sea to their home in Parksville landing at Arbutus (now Madrona) Point. After a temporary stay in a one room shack with a floor made of half board and half dirt, they built and moved into their new log house on what is now Shelly’s farm and trailer park. They had three children with two being born in Parksville: Frank, Harriet in 1889 and May in 1891. Read more on p. 29 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler

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