In 1914 the village of Tavistock boasted slightly over 1,000 people and four hotels. Henry Ford had just introduced the assembly line operation in his Model T car plant in Detroit, Michigan, and Babe Ruth played his first professional baseball game.
Marva Wisdom came to Tavistock from Jamaica in 1974 and is currently the Director for the Black Experience Project. She is the founding Chair of the Guelph Black Heritage Foundation whose aim is to renovate an historic British Methodist Episcopal Church, associated with the Underground Railroad of Southwestern Ontario.
In the early 1900’s a light dappled-grey stallion that stood about 15 hands high, named The Eel, was deemed to be the most popular pacer of his time. More than one hundred years have passed since The Eel died.