Spring has sprung and so have the rhubarb shoots. We’ve been enjoying long walks in the sunshine – (interestingly, I first wrote “shunshine” – a freudian slip, thanks to Covid-19?) To amuse myself, and hopefully you, I share with your my latest chapter in the Horatio Barber story.
Horatio Barber had business partnerships with several men during his two years in Ontario. In Cobalt, he ran a stock exchange, and in Larder Lake, he established a branch office of his Toronto brokerage, Canada Mines.
In the first installment of the Co-Stars series, we featured Mr. Browne and Mr. Moore, two Cobalt men who came to the region to take advantage of business opportunities in the new frontier town.
Today, we feature a man who also took advantage, but not in a good way.
Anyone who has read the Cobalt history books will have encountered this person in name only. To date, the only pictorial evidence of the man was his building, the Hunter Block.
Joseph Hendricks Hunter 1857 – 1916(?)
Joseph Hendricks Hunter was one of the directors of Barber’s Open Call Mining Exchange. In 1907, he was a Vice President of the City of Cobalt…
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