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  • Logging Days In Blind River, 1975
    Logging Days In Blind River, 1975
    Text       This seven page document provides a point form time line of the progression of the logging industry in the Blind River area, from the arrival of the french explorers in 1640 to more modern days in 1967.
    Text     This seven page document provides a point form time line of the progression of the logging industry in the Blind River area, from the arrival of the french explorers in ...
    Blind River Public Library
  • Lingo Of The Woods (from The Mississaugi Country: A Study In Logging History), 1974
    Lingo Of The Woods (from The Mississaugi Country: A Study In Logging History), 1974
    Text       This excerpt from a report written by Graham A. MacDonald for the Ministry of Natural Resources - Division of Parks provides a glimpse of the colorful vocabulary particular to the loggers, such as ``Bang Juice - (Dynamite) or ``Pay-Cheater`` (a timekeeper).
    Text     This excerpt from a report written by Graham A. MacDonald for the Ministry of Natural Resources - Division of Parks provides a glimpse of the colorful vocabulary particular to the ...
    Blind River Public Library
  • Canada's Luxury Ghost Town, Elliot Lake, 1961
    Canada's Luxury Ghost Town, Elliot Lake, 1961
    Text       This photocopy of the original four page Harper's magazine article tells the story of the uranium boom and bust in the Blind River and Elliot Lake area. The story shares information about the social and economic impacts and costs on the two areas that were not anticipated during the planning ...
    Text     This photocopy of the original four page Harper's magazine article tells the story of the uranium boom and bust in the Blind River and Elliot Lake area. The story shares ...
    Blind River Public Library
  • The History of Algoma Mills, Spragge, and the Township of Elliot Lake, 1974-75
    The History of Algoma Mills, Spragge, and the Township of Elliot Lake, 1974-75
    Text       This 33 page study includes information about the villages of Algoma Mills, Spragge, and the township of Elliot Lake, obtained through personal interviews and research.
    Text     This 33 page study includes information about the villages of Algoma Mills, Spragge, and the township of Elliot Lake, obtained through personal interviews and research.
    Blind River Public Library
  • Remembering TV Cameraman Denis Faucon, 2007, Canmore, Alberta
    Remembering TV Cameraman Denis Faucon, 2007, Canmore, Alberta
    Text       This three page internet article written from Ucluelet, B.C. concerns the celebration of the life of Denis Faucon who died unexpectedly at the age of 45. Born in Blind River, Mr. Faucon worked as a cameraman for national TV networks, eventually pursuing freelance work based out of Canmore, Alberta. The ...
    Text     This three page internet article written from Ucluelet, B.C. concerns the celebration of the life of Denis Faucon who died unexpectedly at the age of 45. Born in Blind River, ...
    Blind River Public Library
  • Mr. Sellers and Mr. Charlie Quinn Recall Local History, Blind River, Circa 1955
    Mr. Sellers and Mr. Charlie Quinn Recall Local History, Blind River, Circa 1955
    Text       This one page photocopy of notes from conversations with Mr. Sellers and Mr. Charlie Quinn provides their first impressions and memories of town history and events.
    Text     This one page photocopy of notes from conversations with Mr. Sellers and Mr. Charlie Quinn provides their first impressions and memories of town history and events.
    Blind River Public Library
  • Grace White Recalls Battle Point Association History, Blind River, Circa 1974
    Grace White Recalls Battle Point Association History, Blind River, Circa 1974
    Text       This one page article outlines Grace Wright's recollections of how Lake Duborne's Battle Point Association was founded by Gilbert Barnes and George Gauthier.
    Text     This one page article outlines Grace Wright's recollections of how Lake Duborne's Battle Point Association was founded by Gilbert Barnes and George Gauthier.
    Blind River Public Library
  • Battle Point, Lake Duborne Memories by Dick Gauthier, Blind River, Circa 1974
    Battle Point, Lake Duborne Memories by Dick Gauthier, Blind River, Circa 1974
    Text       In this five page interview, Dick Gauthier of Delaware, Ohio, recalls coming to Lake Duborne in 1925 at the age of four and his father starting to build his cottage in 1926. Mr. Gauthier describes life at Lake Duborne, both the practical and recreational aspects.
    Text     In this five page interview, Dick Gauthier of Delaware, Ohio, recalls coming to Lake Duborne in 1925 at the age of four and his father starting to build his cottage ...
    Blind River Public Library
  • Bill Rice's History of Battle Point Association, Blind River, Circa 1974
    Bill Rice's History of Battle Point Association, Blind River, Circa 1974
    Text       Bill Rice recalls in this two page interview how Professor Barnes chose Lake Duborne for the Wesleyan group and the purchase of 80 acres for $300 in 1925. He also shares that 70 more acres were purchased in 1934 and 11 more in 1938.
    Text     Bill Rice recalls in this two page interview how Professor Barnes chose Lake Duborne for the Wesleyan group and the purchase of 80 acres for $300 in 1925. He also ...
    Blind River Public Library
  • Blind River History by Harold Godson, Circa 1974
    Blind River History by Harold Godson, Circa 1974
    Text       This is a three page summary of Harold Godson's memories of early life in Blind River. Mr. Godson recalls life in the lumber camps, manning the Lake Duborne fire tower, working in a clothespin factory in Algoma Mills and Blind River's four hotels.
    Text     This is a three page summary of Harold Godson's memories of early life in Blind River. Mr. Godson recalls life in the lumber camps, manning the Lake Duborne fire tower, ...
    Blind River Public Library
  • Battle Point Interview With Dr. Morris, Algoma Mills, Circa 1974.
    Battle Point Interview With Dr. Morris, Algoma Mills, Circa 1974.
    Text       This is a three page summary of Dr. Morris' hearsay understanding of the history regarding native tribes, battles and settlement on the north shore.
    Text     This is a three page summary of Dr. Morris' hearsay understanding of the history regarding native tribes, battles and settlement on the north shore.
    Blind River Public Library
  • E.Cameron Notes regarding Algoma Mills, Thessalon and Nesterville
    E.Cameron Notes regarding Algoma Mills, Thessalon and Nesterville
    Textmystery       This one page of document which appears to be amassed by Edith Cameron regarding the early history and development of Algoma Mills, Thessalon, and Nesterville.
    Textmystery     This one page of document which appears to be amassed by Edith Cameron regarding the early history and development of Algoma Mills, Thessalon, and Nesterville.
    Thessalon Union Public Library
  • History of the Dean Lake Bridge, 2008
    History of the Dean Lake Bridge, 2008
    Text       This is page one of a four page group of text and photos related to Dean Lake located in the Dean Lake history box in the Huron Shores Vault. The four page history of the Dean Lake Bridge discusses when it was built, the statistics of the actual construction, where ...
    Text     This is page one of a four page group of text and photos related to Dean Lake located in the Dean Lake history box in the Huron Shores Vault. The ...
    Huron Shores Museum
  • Huron Shores Community Profile, 1999
    Huron Shores Community Profile, 1999
    Text       This four page document gives a brief outline of the amalgamation and restructuring of various small townships in order to form a larger municipality of "Huron Shores". It details population counts, transportation, access and statistics relating to the various communities now under the umbrella of Huron Shores.
    Text     This four page document gives a brief outline of the amalgamation and restructuring of various small townships in order to form a larger municipality of "Huron Shores". It details population ...
    Huron Shores Museum
  • Land Indenture Between Moses and Caroline Emmott and Ignatius Cockshutt
    Land Indenture Between Moses and Caroline Emmott and Ignatius Cockshutt
    Text       This item is a land deed transferring land in Newport (land presently owned by the Emmott family on Old Greenfield Road) from Ignatius Cockshutt to Moses and Carolina Emmott. The deed is dated June 21, 1876 and the land was purchased for $1,200 dollars. Moses Emmott immigrated to Canada from ...
    Text     This item is a land deed transferring land in Newport (land presently owned by the Emmott family on Old Greenfield Road) from Ignatius Cockshutt to Moses and Carolina Emmott. The ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Waterloo Tennis Club President's Award Form
    Waterloo Tennis Club President's Award Form
    Text       This is a nomination form for the Waterloo Tennis Club's 1994 President's Award. This award was introduced by Bob Broad, who was the WTC President from 1991-1993. Following Board consideration, the President's award was not awarded in 1994, because the following year would be the 80th anniversary and an opportunity ...
    Text     This is a nomination form for the Waterloo Tennis Club's 1994 President's Award. This award was introduced by Bob Broad, who was the WTC President from 1991-1993. Following Board consideration, ...
    Waterloo Public Library
  • Certificates of Military Instruction, Register of Artillery and Gunnery Certificates, Vol 1: 1869 - 1905
    Certificates of Military Instruction, Register of Artillery and Gunnery Certificates, Vol 1: 1869 - 1905
    Text       A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada. Page 5 and 6 refers to local Burford Troop officers receiving their First Class Cavalry School Certificates in 1867 and 1868: Captain Jacob Bingham; Corner Thomas L. Jones; Lieutenant William Marshal; and Sergeant John Carlyle.
    Text     A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada. Page 5 and 6 refers to local Burford Troop officers receiving their First Class Cavalry School Certificates in ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • A Brief History of Blind River, 1975
    A Brief History of Blind River, 1975
    Textmystery       This is a one-page promotional piece of writing from 1975 intended to attract industry to the town of Blind River. The writer relates historical happenings with the current situation, making the case that Blind River has the people, facilities location and is ready for industry to take advantage of these ...
    Textmystery     This is a one-page promotional piece of writing from 1975 intended to attract industry to the town of Blind River. The writer relates historical happenings with the current situation, making ...
    Timber Village Museum
  • CKNR radio station promotion piece, Blind River, Circa 1958
    CKNR radio station promotion piece, Blind River, Circa 1958
    Text       This is a five-page promotional piece aimed at making the case for a local radion station based in Blind River to serve the needs of that community and the North Shore area. The writer describes the region from Thessalon to Massey including Manitoulin Island, in terms of the populations, current ...
    Text     This is a five-page promotional piece aimed at making the case for a local radion station based in Blind River to serve the needs of that community and the North ...
    Timber Village Museum
  • A Brief History of Seymour L. Sellers, Blind River, 1883-1978
    A Brief History of Seymour L. Sellers, Blind River, 1883-1978
    Textmystery       This is a one page historical summary of the life of S. L. Sellers, Logging Superintendent with Carpenter Hixon Company, Blind River.
    Textmystery     This is a one page historical summary of the life of S. L. Sellers, Logging Superintendent with Carpenter Hixon Company, Blind River.
    Timber Village Museum
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