Blind River Digital Collection
Mr. Sellers and Mr. Charlie Quinn Recall Local History, Blind River, Circa 1955


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Text
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
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.
Notes:
Mr. Sellers was 92 years old when his memories were recorded.
Date of Original:
Circa 1955
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
local history
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.18336 Longitude: -82.95817
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8 Woodward Avenue

P.O. Box 880

Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

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Full Text

MR. SELLERS

92 years old (his first impressions of Blind River)

-came here 48 years ago in 1926

-came from California

-one horse sleigh carried, the mail

-people were very nice

-700 to 800 men working at the mill

-built 200 miles of truck roads, dams, brought in equipment

-depression struck in 1929

-They made $35.00 a month and $l.00 a day

supplies were taken in every, six months

-McFadden owned the mill at the time Mr. Sellers came to Canada

-there was no liquor

-the mill went bankrupt and every was sold

-mostly French were in the area

-no automobiles, telephones

-we had the best rivers for navigation, steady flow of rivers

-he was in charge of all areas for logging

-when the mill closed he went into business for himself, 1942

-Blind River has the highest population now than any other time

-his family came over in 1937 by railroad

-the station was loaded with people, was there only form of entertainment

-Dr. Byrd was the first doctor

-many foreign languages

-Mr. Sellers, daughter was 16 when she came to Blind River (which one?)

-many eligible men when she came

-the teenagers occupied themselves with swimming, tennis,and other sports.

-the young men worked in the mill

-the women did things they usually did

-no hang outs

Mr. Charlie Quinn 164 Woodward Ave

-born in 1908

-20 years as lumberjack

-pay small, long hours

-hauled water with his husky dog and earned spending money

-old white school

-main street much quieter

-board sidewalks

-no sewers, or water

-Eddy brothers owned first truck

-Domtar closed in 1969

-burning of the mill

-not many fights

- casino was where the libraries is now

-the casino was burnt during the first world war

-landmarks-the government dock was removed because of the danger

-both sides of the main street burned

-original schools were replaced

-fire was in 1916

-1948 fire was fought for three months

-epidemic-1918 ,the flu killed many people during first world war

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Mr. Sellers and Mr. Charlie Quinn Recall Local History, Blind River, Circa 1955


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.