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  • Final Days Of Blind River's Police Force - Part 1 - The Standard, 2006
        Prior to 1969 Blind River had its own police force and this article discusses what type of duties the officers carried out and how things have changed over the years.
      Prior to 1969 Blind River had its own police force and this ...
  • Final Days Of Blind River's Police Force - Part 2 - The Standard, 2006
        This is a continuation of the previous article. Part 2 discusses the hours the officers worked, and the history of one officer in particular.
      This is a continuation of the previous article. Part 2 discusses the ...
  • 1906 Incorporation of Blind River Was Rocky - The Standard, 2006
        Blind River became an incorporated Town in 1906 against the wishes of some of the lumber companies with the first Mayor being Thomas Craig. This article gives a snapshot view of the early days of the Town.
      Blind River became an incorporated Town in 1906 against the wishes of ...
  • Family History Tied With Taverns - The Standard, 2006
        The Riverside Tavern is a Blind River landmark. From its beginnings as a boarding house to its eventual tavern days it has been a place for people to gather. It lasted through several wars Prohibition, and 2 month Brewers Retail strike in 1958. Interesting reading for sure.
      The Riverside Tavern is a Blind River landmark. From its beginnings as ...
  • Fickle Fate Harasses Town, 1980
        This article appears to be the third in a series of articles discussing the effect of the ups and downs of the lumber industry on the town of Blind River. This piece covers a period from 1929 to 1958.
      This article appears to be the third in a series of articles ...
  • Amy Poucette Remembers, Blind River, The Standard,1986
        This article is about some of the memories of Mrs. Amy Poucette's life in the Blind River area. She recalls King Edward's stop in Blind River and receiving a cigarette from him along with other bystanders. A photograph of an older Mrs. Poucette taken at her Blind River home accompanies ...
      This article is about some of the memories of Mrs. Amy Poucette's ...
  • Blind River History by Mr. and Mrs. John Gray, Circa 1974
        This two page interview summary relays memories of "Jack's" from his arrival in Blind River in 1900 at the age of three. Information about the location of the first town hall, bridge, school and cars are included.
      This two page interview summary relays memories of "Jack's" from his arrival ...
  • Blind River History by Harold Godson, Circa 1974
        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.
      This is a three page summary of Harold Godson's memories of early ...
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