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  • Blind River Public Library Circulation Records Summary, 1992 to 1997
        This is a two page typed circulation statistics report for the years 1992-97 for the Blind River Public Library.
      This is a two page typed circulation statistics report for the years ...
  • Blind River 100 Years of History and More - Part 1 - The Standard, 2006
        This is a one page newspaper article about the beginnings of the Town of Blind River. It follows the history from the time of the arrival of indigenous people to later years and the formation of the actual town.
      This is a one page newspaper article about the beginnings of the ...
  • Blind River 100 Years of History and More - Part 2 - The Standard, 2006
        This is Part Two of a story published in the Standard moving forward in time covering some of the industries that drove the growth of Blind River, such as logging, trapping, and fishing.
      This is Part Two of a story published in the Standard moving ...
  • Town's History Dates Back to 1761, Fishery and Logging Part of Past - The Standard, 1981
        This article covers some of the towns history from the time of 1761 when a sturgeon fishery was operating in the area, and then continues to the arrival of the first sawmill built in 1903 by J.J. McFadden and John Malloy.
      This article covers some of the towns history from the time 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 ...
  • Blind River History - Donald Oliver, 1999
        This multi-page document gives a brief history of Blind River and provides some background about the location, vegetation, soils, wildlife and population of the area.
      This multi-page document gives a brief history of Blind River and provides ...
  • Sawmills, Logging Big Part of Town`s Colorful History, 1981
        The Blind River Standard published this article recalling the heyday of the logging industry in the Blind River area. Including the chain of ownership of the mill that provided many jobs in Blind River for years.
      The Blind River Standard published this article recalling the heyday of the ...
  • Logging Days In Blind River, 1975
        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.
      This seven page document provides a point form time line of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
      This one page photocopy of notes from conversations with Mr. Sellers and ...
  • Battle Point Lake Duborne Interview with Albert Suthers, Blind River, Circa 1974
        This two page interview summary with 90 year-old Albert Suthers contains his memories of early days at Battle Point starting in 1923. He recalls first living in tents, buying milk from the Abernot's and square dances on Sunday evenings at Dufours.
      This two page interview summary with 90 year-old Albert Suthers contains his ...
  • Bill Rice's History of Battle Point Association, Blind River, Circa 1974
        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.
      Bill Rice recalls in this two page interview how Professor Barnes chose ...
  • 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 ...
  • Blind River Library History, Circa 1953
        This is a seven-page typed document listing by year, the library board members and staff of the Blind River Public Library from 1926 - 1953.
      This is a seven-page typed document listing by year, the library board ...
  • Blind River Library History Rich In Community Involvement, 1994
        This clipping is about the beginnings of the Blind River library, how it began, and how books were originally secured for the library. It goes on to discuss the growth of the collection and where some of their funding came from.
      This clipping is about the beginnings of the Blind River library, how ...
  • Walls Full Of Blind River History, 1999
    Caroline Van Luit, The Sault Star, March 20, 1999     This clippings provides some history of the Main Street building that would be the new home of the Blind River library. Al McLean a local historian talks about the background of the location and some its past tenants.
    Caroline Van Luit, The Sault Star, March 20, 1999   This clippings provides some history of the Main Street building that would ...
  • The History of Algoma Mills, Spragge, and the Township of Elliot Lake, 1974-75
        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.
      This 33 page study includes information about the villages of Algoma Mills, ...
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