Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Cameron Quispamsis , New Brunswick

Fair address: Independent School Regional Heritage Fair (Saint John)

Project: Hartt Boot and Shoe Company

The history of Fredericton’s Hartt Boot and Shoe Company, and the life of its founder, Odber Hartt.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I thought it was interesting that Mr. Hartt moved away from NB but still ended up marrying another New Brunswicker, that he met while living in New York. It was also interesting to learn that the Hartt name was bought in 2017 and has begun making shoes and boots once again.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that dreams can become reality when a lot of hard work is put in. Mr. Hartt’s dream of making quality shoes in Fredericton, NB was not an easy task, but he persevered and saw his dream come true. Over 100 years later, the Hartt name is still making a uality shoes for Canadians.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

The people in the shoe factory worked hard but did not make a lot of money compared to today’s wages. It would have been much harder work without the tools and technologies that we have today. Mr. Hartt’s employees started by selling the shoes door to door. Today, Hartt shoes can only be bought online. I wonder what Mr. Hartt would think of that?

  • Craig Steeves

    Great job! Proud of you.
    28/06/2019 7:45:41 PM

  • Dana

    Great job Cameron Buddy. So proud of you. Praying God's blessing on this new venture of yours. Hugs.
    28/06/2019 7:16:37 PM

  • Jeff reynolds

    Wow, very interesting. Loved it
    26/06/2019 2:37:59 PM

  • Barry Todd

    Wonderful work. Really enjoyed the information. I did not even realize this factory existed. Thanks
    25/06/2019 7:23:12 AM

  • Bruce Alcorn

    You have done a great job Cameron with this video.I hope that you will do very well in the voting.
    24/06/2019 10:39:50 AM

  • Holly Hopkins

    Great Job!
    24/06/2019 4:57:20 AM

  • Pat Carroll

    Very impressive presentation! Good luck Cameron
    23/06/2019 5:20:22 AM

  • Lisa Allen

    Excellent video! Great work Cameron!
    19/06/2019 9:51:53 PM

  • Donna Sawler

    What an impressive report!
    19/06/2019 5:00:40 PM

  • Murray Tayes

    Way to go Cameron
    19/06/2019 4:49:47 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.