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Title: Colonel T. L. Kennedy on Horseback, Cooksville
Identifier: CK0116
Date of Original Photo: 1914
Image Type: B&W Photo, 16.5x11.5 cm
Subject: Kennedy, Thomas Laird, 1878-1959

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Description: Colonel T. L. Kennedy on horseback, Cooksville Fair Grounds, 1914. demonstrating the feat of lemon cutting, that is cutting a suspended lemon in half with a sword while riding a horse at full speed According to William Perkins Bull, in his book, From Brock to Currie, T. L. Kennedy annually recruited a squadron of the The Governor General's Body Guard (later the Governor General's Horse Guards) in Peel. Apparently, during the First World War Kennedy set up a camp for unemployed men on the Fair Grounds at Cooksville, who were known as "Kennedy's Recruits".
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