Blind River Digital Collection

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  • Uranium Refinery, Blind River
  • Sellers Collection
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  • Timber Village Museum
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  • Blind River Ontario People
  • Logging In The Blind River Area
  • Folk Art by Joseph Briere
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  • Fire Reports and Fuel Log, Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Blind River, 1948
        This is a hard-cover book dated 1948, believed to have been at the Peshu Lake Tower. Page 2-103 contains information about people entering the Mississaugi Forest area with a record of name, home address, province/state, car license, destination, date leaving, number in party and permit number listed. Page 104 - ...
      This is a hard-cover book dated 1948, believed to have been at ...
  • The Norgoma - Manitoulin Island Ferry, Circa 1970
        A postcard showing the MS Norgoma. The Norgoma was built in 1950 and was originally a steam ship used for packages and passenger transportation. It also had a limited capacity to be used as a car transport. The first leg of its lifetime was a once a week run between ...
      A postcard showing the MS Norgoma. The Norgoma was built in 1950 ...
  • Blind River Mill in Colour, Circa 1940
        This is a framed colour photograph of the large McFadden lumber mill in Bind River. The mill buildings can be seen by the water in the foreground while extensive lumber piles extend into the distance.
      This is a framed colour photograph of the large McFadden lumber mill ...
  • Blind River Mill, Aerial, Circa 1930
        The Blind River Mill was sold by J.J McFadden to Carpenter-Hixon out of Minnesota in 1926. Carpenter-Hixon invested $3.5 million dollars and turned it into the largest white pine mill in the world and the largest mill in Canada east of the Rockies. At its peak it boasted a staff ...
      The Blind River Mill was sold by J.J McFadden to Carpenter-Hixon out ...
  • A Brief History of Seymour L. Sellers, Blind River, 1883-1978
        This is a one page historical summary of the life of S. L. Sellers, Logging Superintendent with Carpenter Hixon Company, Blind River.
      This is a one page historical summary of the life of S. ...
  • Enjoyment Received Through Volunteer Work, Blind River, The Standard, 1997
        This newspaper article describes the volunteer work of 80 year old Alice Desabrais and how she won the Heart of Blind River volunteer award. The article also shares information about the local Canadian Diabetes Association and it's need for volunteers. A black and white photo of Mrs. Desabrais accompanies this ...
      This newspaper article describes the volunteer work of 80 year old Alice ...
  • Blind River Teen To Represent Green Party, 2007
    Shannon Quesnel, The Sault Star, April 18, 2007     This two-page article from the on-line Elliot Lake Standard concerns the new candidate for the Green Party for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing. The article documents how the 18 year old candidate, Greg Evans, came to hold this position and provides other background information about him.
    Shannon Quesnel, The Sault Star, April 18, 2007   This two-page article from the on-line Elliot Lake Standard concerns the new ...
  • 3 Area Musicians Nominated For Hall Induction, Blind River, 2001
    Norlyn Purych, The Sault Star, March 17, 2001     This article concerns the induction of the first country musician from the Blind River area into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame. Some information about Earl Bell, Lucien Pilon and Richard Sayers, the nominees and voting was included.
    Norlyn Purych, The Sault Star, March 17, 2001   This article concerns the induction of the first country musician from the ...
  • Rupp Family Marks 50 years, Blind River, 1980
    Gladys Hornby, The Sault Star, August 23, 1980, p. 27     This article celebrates the Rupp family's 50 years as summer residents of Blind River's Lake Lauzon. Information about Rupp's arrival, purchase of land and subsequent family summers here are included. Two black and white photos accompany the article. One shows a young granddaughter and a younger grandson sitting on the ...
    Gladys Hornby, The Sault Star, August 23, 1980, p. 27   This article celebrates the Rupp family's 50 years as summer residents of ...
  • Lorna Nash Remembers Old Milltown Days, Blind River, The Standard, 1986
        This newspaper clipping shares some memories of Lorna Nash including life in a mill town and how her husband, Thomas founded CKNR radio on Lawton St. in Blind River and popular programs at the time. A picture of the young couple accompanies the article.
      This newspaper clipping shares some memories of Lorna Nash including life in ...
  • Bethune Had Connection To Blind River, The Standard, 1994
        This article tells about St. Andrew's United Church and the Bethune family's arrival in Blind River in 1903 when Rev. Malcolm Nicolson Bethune became the new Presbyterian minister. Henry Norman Bethune, later Dr. Norman Bethune, was thirteen at the time. The article briefly chronicles the family's time in Blind River ...
      This article tells about St. Andrew's United Church and the Bethune family's ...
  • Dr. Jim Dolan's Work Is Unfinished, Blind River, The Sentinel, 1901
        This is a photocopy of an article that was printed in the Sentinel newspaper just after the death of Dr. Dolan to inform readers about the man and his medical use of hypnosis.
      This is a photocopy of an article that was printed in the ...
  • Artists In Profile - Natural Surroundings Inspire Artist, Blind River, The Standard,1995
        This newspaper article concerns artist Leslie Aube and her artistic development over the years while teaching full-time. The article also shares information about workshops attended, her inspirations, and future dreams.
      This newspaper article concerns artist Leslie Aube and her artistic development over ...
  • Former Teacher Receives Honorary Membership, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
        This newspaper article concerns the awarding of an Honorary Membership by the Federation of Women Teacher's Association of Ontario to Blind River resident Ruth Christilaw. The article also provides information about Christilaw's teaching career and volunteer work. A black and white photo of Mrs. Christilaw accompanies the article.
      This newspaper article concerns the awarding of an Honorary Membership by the ...
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