Head, Clara and Maria Local History
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First Post Offices Traced 
TextMysteries:  Mrs Carl Price, First Post Offices Traced, North Renfrew Times, Unknown  The early history of Renfrew County is traced via the First Post offices and the railway.
Bill McIsaac's Three Daughters 
ImageMysteries:    Three young ladies pose on a saw horse in front of Bill McIsaac's house. Left to right: Vivial Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter), Elsie McIsaac (bill's daughter) and Irene Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter).
Ribbon Cutting at the Deux-Rivières Bilingual Separate School c.1958 
ImageMysteries:  September 1958  Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Deux Rivières Bilingual Separate School. Rene Houle (cutting the ribbon),Father Brown, and Loretta Boissonneault.
Woman and Child From Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:  August 1962  A woman and a boy pose in front of a car. People believed to be Madelyn and Dwight Thomas.
Helicopter Lands in Deux Rivieres 
ImageMysteries:  1959-1961  Photograph of children posing with a helicopter. Photograph believed to have been taken between 1959-1961. From Right: Bonnie Resmer, Diane LeClair, Candice Resmer, Trina Cotnam (little blonde girl), Diane Boissonneault (little one leaning on the helicopter), Andy Boissonneault. Pilot, unknown.
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:...
Ernie Boudreau
 
ImageMysteries:    A young Ernie Boudreau poses on a Pontiac which is parked on a stretch of highway 17 that overlooks the Ottawa River. The reflection of A fire tower can be seen on the hood of the car. The car belonged to Sam Clouthier.
Stonecliffe Country Store 
ImageMysteries:  February 14 1951  Gasoline pumps are in the foreground of the photograph taken in the winter. The Demarco Family store, covered in signs is in the background. Signs: Coca Cola Pepsi Winchester Cigarettes Dunlop Black Cat Cigarettes
Two Ladies in Lawn chairs at the Seniors Picnic c.1985 
ImageMysteries:  Jun 1985  Two ladies sit on lawn chairs in the shade at the Seniors Picnic held at Old Mackey's Park c. 1985. Seven people in the background. Caped well also visible in the background. Margarete Boudreau and Jenine Lapping sit on lawn chairs in the shade.
The Panke's: Seniors Picnic Old Mackey's Park c.1985 
ImageMysteries:  Jun 1985  Five people are in the photograph. Photograph composed around the couple in the middle of the frame. Elmer Panke, Elsie Panke (Nee McIsaac), Shela Sennack.
Our Lady of the Snows congregation at the opening of the new church on June 18, 1950 
ImageMysteries:  18 Jun 1950  This is a picture of the congregation attending the official opening of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Stonecliffe, ON on June 18, 1950 Official Opening of the Church June 18/1950
Seniors Picnic, Old Mackey's Park, c.1985 
ImageMysteries:  Jun 1985  Photograph taken in a crowd at the 1985 seniors picnic in Old Mackey's Park. Mr. Plourde, Doug Antler, Jim Allison.
Official opening of OLS church on June 18, 1950, viewed from across highway 
ImageMysteries:  18 Jun 1950  Group of people viewed from behind, facing OLS Priest's house Official Opening of Our Lady of the Snows Church Stonecliffe, June 18,1950.
Winterfest Log sawing Competition 
ImageMysteries:  7 Feb 1986  Two women, competing against other pairs, saw a birth trunk on the side of the community center. Joan Charbonneau (in white) and Doris Donnelly (in Pink).
Opening Ceremonies for Our Lady of The Snows Church c.1950 
ImageMysteries:  18 Jun 1950  This picture shows the consecration of Our Lady of the Snows Church on Highway 17 in Stonecliffe, Ontario. This church was built to replace St. Zephirin's Parish Church destroyed in the flooding of the Ottawa River for the hydro-electric power dam at Rapides-Des-Joachims. Church opened Dec....
St. Narcissus Parish 
ImageMysteries:  Pre 1949  Photograph of St. Narcissus Parish and Priests house in Mackey Station. 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....
Our Lady of the Snows Church 
ImageMysteries:    Our Lady of the Snows Church with highway 17 in the foreground. The photographer is facing south. Modern Vehicle to the right of the church. This picture was likely taken in the late 1990s or early 2000s. First Baptism- Pat Charbonneau-December 11, 1949 First Wedding- Muriel Francoeur + Hiriam...
All-In-One Stonecliff 
ImageMysteries:  Early 1920s  Photograph of main Street Stonecliffe in the 1920s. Railway tracks cut through the bottom left hand corner. The general store is in the foreground, next to it is St. Zephirin's church, to the left of the church is the C.P.R. section house and partially cut off on the left hand side is the train...
Badge Worn by The Reeve for Head, Clara and Maria c.1969-1970 
ObjectImageMysteries:  1960  Embroidered Badge worn by the Reeve of Head, Clara and Maria Township during her 1969-1970 term. Loretta Boisonneault, Reeve for Head Clara and Maria 1969 to 1970 wore this Township badge on her blazer at Renfrew County Council Meetings. Reeves in Renfrew county had to buy a blue blazer and wear...
Carnival Time Button, Stonecliffe ca.1993 
ObjectImageMysteries:  1993  Button design for the 1993 Stonecliffe winter carnival.
Carnival Time, Stonecliffe ca. 1990 
ObjectImageComments:Mysteries:  1990  Button design for the 1990 Stonecliffe Winter Carnival. Carnival Time, Stonecliffe Ont. Feb. 3, 1990. 544
Restored Car Old Mackey's Park, Seniors Picnic c.1985 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  1985  Restored car next to a red pick up truck. The Ottawa River is in the background.
Women Around a Well c.1985 
ImageMysteries:  Jun 1985  Five women stand around a capped well in Old Mackey Park. Left to Right: Blanche Jennings, May Boudreau, Mary-Ellen Boudreau, Meme Spencer, unknown.
Pellerin's House, Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:    The Pellerin family poses in front of their homestead. Back Row (left to right): John (Jack) Pellerin (also in McIsaac Old Place picture), Helen (Nellie) Pellerin Lomas, Maggie Pellerin née McIsaac, Bill Tooley, Bill McIsaac, Florence McIsaac, Hazel Pacholzuk, Charles Pellerin (Patriarch). Middle...
Class Photograph, Mackey 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  1953  Stonecliffe Class Picture 1953 Back Row: Lenora Jennings, Jowayne Boudreau, Olive McIntyre (teacher), Louise Riches, Iona Boudreau, Glenda Gallagher, Lorna Jennings, Yvonne Gagne, Joan Boudreau, Lois Boudreau, Genevieve Jennings. Second Row: Merwyn Jennings, Gloria Boudreau, Doris Jennings, Diane...
Remembering an Algonquin friend 
TextImageMysteries:  1987  Remembering an Algonquin friend by GARY K. JOHNSTON On August 16, 1987, Max F. Borutski, a former Conservation Officer and resident of Round Lake Centre, passed away after a lengthy illness. Max was born June 18, 1908, in Hagarty Township near Wilno, and took to the outdoor ...
Jack Fisher on the Ottawa River 
ImageMysteries:    Jack Fisher Stands in his canoe on the Upper Ottawa River.
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.
Mike Simond 
ImageMysteries:    Profile of Mike Simond The story goes, that Mike Simond was drinking at the McKechnie's hotel one night and he died when he walked out the fire escape thinking it was the bathroom door. He worked for Joan Charbonneau's father.
Logan Family 
ImageMysteries:    Family sits on the porch outside their home. Back Row: Debbie Logan, Curtis Logan. Middle Row: Dickie Stewart, Maynard Logan, Jack Logan, and Earl Stewart, Randy Logan, Harold Logan, Linda Logan, Jean Logan.
Mrs. T Lalonde 
ImageMysteries:    Mrs. T. Lalonde stands next to the brick section house as the engine of a train goes by.
Bertrand and Tait's 
ImageMysteries:    Two men in hats with a young girl between them. Bill Bertrand, Eva Tait, Alfred Tait.
Children of Stonecliffe 
ImageMysteries:    Five children, three girls and two boys pose for the picture. Ann Larochelle, Stella Larochelle, Cora Logan, Albert Stewart, Edwin Stewart.
Chamberlain Residence 
ImageMysteries:    Boy on wood pile on left hand side of photograph, Three adults, two girls and boy in front of his mother. House in the background. Boy on wood pile unknown. Mrs Bill McIsaac, Ken Tooley, Mrs. Mary McIsaac, Frank Chamberlain, Irene and Vivian Tooley.
Pete Coutoure 
ImageMysteries:    Man, looks like he was photographed walking out of the frame, turns to look at the camera. Pete Coutoure lived by Grant's Creek. Sophia Rousseau shares stories bout him in her video interview.
Residence of Alex Pichette 
ImageMysteries:    Garden in the foreground, framed house in the background.
Fire Tower at Deux Rivierés 
ImageMysteries:    Man standing on top of the fire tower at Deux Rivierés.
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
Crossing the Upper Ottawa River 
ImageMysteries:    The shoreline in the background is littered with fallen trees. The Scow is on the Ottawa River, tied to the dock, with 11 men posing for the photograph. 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...
Train at Deux Rivierés 
ImageMysteries:    Box cars on the railway tracks in the winter. The Laurentian hills on the Quebec side are visible in the background. The Ottawa River has not frozen over in the photograph.

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