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Claybelt Tapestry

Claybelt Tapestry
Weaving the Past

This book is a collection of little-known or forgotten happenings, endeavours and businesses in the early South Temiskaming District. Many businesses or institutions are no longer with us, and so documenting their existence provides a unique view into the area's history.

Knowledge of many of these little-known or forgotten happenings, endeavours and businesses in the early South Temiskaming District is now only remembered by a ever-decreasing number of seniors. The files of the Temiskaming Speaker were invaluable in chronicling some of these activities.

No attempt was made to re-write some stories. The Fire of 1922 is covered extensively in the book The Great Fire of 1922 [ISBN: 0-88954-413-1]. Northern Telephone's history is covered in Northern Calling [ISBN: 0-09699418-0-3]. The T&NO Railway has been documented in various, more-extensive histories such as: The Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902 [ISBN 0-921801-83-1]; and A Century of Travel On The Ontario Northland Railway [ISBN 0-9730521-1-2].

The Museum has shared what we know so that many of these stories are not totally forgotten. Any corrections or additional information can be sent to the Museum, where we can keep the documentation together, preserving our past as accurately as we can.

Go here for a look at the Index. | Go here for the Table of Contents

ISBN: 978-0-9921605-0-0 | WMPub#7964 | 8.5" x 11" |
114 pages; perfect bound | $30.00


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Included in this volume are:

ALERTS Running Club

Camp Lorrain

Canada Hotel

Andrew Carnegie Library - New Liskeard

Cenotaph - War Memorial

Cobalt Market

Earlton Airport

Wreck of the Eldorado

Energite Explosives Company

Ferguson Highway

Fort Temiskaming (Temiscamingue)

Frisby's Cement Block Factory

Gillies Airport

Haileybury Airport

Hill-Clark-Francis Limited

Hydro Electric Power Developments in the Cobalt-Kirkland Lake-Timmins Areas

The Land of the Stunted Poplar

The Lime Kiln

Marjorie Herridge United Church School Home

Ms Claybelt

New Liskeard Airport

New Liskeard Clock Factory

New Liskeard Creamery

New Liskeard Market

New Toronto

Nipissing Central Railway

Northern Lites Marina

Old Mission

Grand Opera House

Park Royal

The Perrin Shocker

Pete's Dam

New Liskeard Ladies Philharmonic Choir

Pioneer Picnics

Ragged Chutes

Canadian War Rations Coupons, WWII

Sherman Mine, Temagami, Ontario

The Splint Factory

Spur Line

Temiskaming Junior Farmers and 4-H Clubs

Thornloe Cheese Factory

Timiskaming Canning Company

Women's Institute

Wabi Settlement Map 1891-1900

Index