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EVENTS
A record of historical, political, economic, social, religious, educational
and individual happenings, listed according to the year of occurrence.

Such items as the building of Wigtown's monastery, developments with regard to to its castle's status, wars, bridge building, cholera or smallpox epidemics, wave of emigration to the New World or immigration from Ireland because of potato blight, the founding of local institutions, fires in the main street, stagecoach crashes, steamship races, the coming of the railway, robberies, murders and the last public hanging are examples of inclusions in this section.

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