Head, Clara and Maria Local History
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Decade:  1940  Mysteries::  Yes   Sort by:  Relevance
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Bill McIsaac Holding his Catch
 
ImageMysteries:    Bill McIsaac poses in front of his log cabin with the five fish he has caught. Bills parents were Mary (nee. Poitras) and John McIsaac, married in Mattawa in 1871. According to Marion Sheedy's (2005) unpublished Autobiography entitled, Growing up in Bissett Creek, the McIsaacs were the first...
Tooley's House on Bissett Road
 
ImageMysteries:    The Tooley family garden is in the foreground and their house is in the background. A boy stands at the edge of the garden. This picture was likely taken in August or September. This time of year is indicated by the height of the corn on the right side of the picture.
C.P.R. Mail Stand, Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:    Two young ladies pose on the C.P.R. mail stand situated next to the Bissett Creek Station House. The mail stand was a popular place to have ones picture taken. There are at least three photographs in the Head, Clara and Maria archives of locals posing on the mail stand. In this picture, Alvirna...
Workers Employed by the Building of the Swisha Dam 
ImageMysteries:  1946  Men sitting at a picnic table inside a meal tent at a work camp for the Rapides-des-Joachims dam. These men were in charge of the cutting of the "slash". These men were in charge of cutting all the timber in preparation for the rising water levels caused by the building of the Swisha dam at Les...
Couple Poses on The Bridge to Swisha 
ImageMysteries:    Jeannette (Boudreau) and James (Jim) Charbonneau Standing on the Swisha bridge. Prior to the construction of a hydro-electric dam in 1950, the village site of Rapides-des-Joachims (Swisha) was not an island. The rising water flooded an old river bed from the north through Lake McConnell. (Source:...
St. Narcissus Parish 
ImageMysteries:  Pre 1949  ...The first chapel was built in Mackey in 1891 and blessed by Bishop Narcisse Zephirin Lorrain in 1895. This photograph was likely taken between 1940-1942 when the poster commemorating the first three Pastors was created....
McKechnie's Hotel c.1946 
ImageMysteries:  1946  Hotel in the shade of a white pine. An old car is parked next to the hotel. McKechnie's hotel burned down in 1952.
Girl in the Snowbank 
ImageMysteries:  1946  Toddler walking in the snow. The CPR railway station, water tower and church can be seen in the background
DEUX RIVIERES HOTEL 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  pre-1949  Deux Rivieres Hotel, a house and a store along Highway 17.
Our Lady of the Lourdes Confirmation Class (c.1947) 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  May 14 1947,   Picture of the May 14, 1947 Bissett Creek's Our Lady of the Lourdes Church confirmation class. Confirmation beleived to have taken place at the St. Narcissus Church of Mackey Station. Back Row (left to right): unknown (possibly Rev. J.M. Schruder), Bishop Smith, Rev. J.K. O'Brien. Middle Row: Mr...
Doris Donnelly, Elmer Donnelly, Joan Charbonneauand Joe Bouillon standing in front of Pat Collin's store
 
ImageMysteries:    Picture of 4 youths standing in front of a vehicle in front of a store, wood pile on the side Pat Collin's store was beside McKechnie's Hotel Pat Collin's store beside McKechnie's Hotel - Doris Donnelly, Elmer Donnelly, Joan Charbonneau and Joe Bouillon
Lands & Forests Stonecliffe Building Gerry Tait in foreground
 
ImageMysteries:    Lands & Forests Stonecliffe Building Gerry Tait in foreground Lands & Forests Stonecliffe Building Gerry Tait in foreground
Couple on Mackey Station Homestead
 
ImageComments:Mysteries:    Couple poses on fence with dog. Farm land and building in the background. Man believed to be Sam Clouthier. The woman is believed to be Margorie Boudreau.
Surveying 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  Mid 1940s,   Four men pose in their winter gear with their snowshoes and surveying equipment. They were surveing to prepare for the Flood. Third from left: Ferdie Boudreau. Others Unknown.
Crossing the Upper Ottawa River 
ImageComments:Mysteries:    ...Due to the trees that are cut along the bank of the river, this photograph was likely taken at the end of the 1940s before the water levels of the Ottawa River were raised by the dam at Rapides-des-Joachims. ...

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