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 | 8½" x 11"
114 pages; perfect bound | $30.00
Table of Contents
Included in this volume are:
ALERTS Running Club
Andrew Carnegie Library - New Liskeard
Cenotaph - War Memorial
Wreck of the Eldorado
Energite Explosives Company
Fort Temiskaming (Temiscamingue)
Frisby's Cement Block Factory
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
New Liskeard Airport
New Liskeard Clock Factory
New Liskeard Creamery
New Liskeard Market
Nipissing Central Railway
Northern Lites Marina
Grand Opera House
The Perrin Shocker
New Liskeard Ladies Philharmonic Choir
Canadian War Rations Coupons, WWII
Sherman Mine, Temagami, Ontario
The Splint Factory
Temiskaming Junior Farmers and 4-H Clubs
Thornloe Cheese Factory
Timiskaming Canning Company
Wabi Settlement Map 1891-1900