Mr. William White’s views on this section of the country are of especial interest, both because he is not an old resident with judgment biased by tender memories of early associations, and because of such an extended personal knowledge of other parts of the United States and Canada as provide a basis for an opinion of value.
Some six years ago, Mr. White, whose business as contractor had compelled frequent changes of residence, determined to settle down in a permanent home. At different times he had lived in many parts of the United States, especially in those States bordering on the great lakes, and even as far south as Texas ; also in the Canadian West as well as various portions of the legion now familiarly known as ” New Ontario ” ; but all experience and knowledge lead him unhesitatingly to decide on Old Ontario as the best.
After an investigation, costing some months of constant travel and observation, Mr. White finally decided on Burlington, and has never since had cause to regret his choice.
Since coming here Mr. White has again gone back into business. Naturally enough the immense fruit production of the district attracted his attention and lead to his identifying himself with the fruit-trade.
His new specialty is evaporated fruits, and now one of the flourishing industries of this town is the Evaporator, from which annually go forth to the Western Provinces and European centres many car-loads of high-grade evaporated fruits, especially apples in the past, though Mr. White has already taken steps to extend his new industry.