Voices From The Past

Heritage Perspectives 1

Columns by Doug Mackey


Introduction and Acknowledgements 

Chapter 1: Communities

A Visit to Long-ago Powassan

South River Nestles on Both Sides of Highway 11

Astorville History in Perspective

Nipissing Village Once Area’s Commercial Centre

A Trip to Temagami’s Bear Island

How Some Townships Got Their Name 

Chapter 2: Lost Communities: Vanished Villages

Fossmill - a Town No More

Staniforth Lumber Company Comes to Kiosk

Brent’s Early History

The Vanished Village of Klock’s Mills

A Second Look at the Vanished Village of Klock

The J.B. Smith Lumber Company at Frank’s Bay  

Chapter 3: Northern Personalities

Tom Thomson in Our Neck of the Woods

Mattawa Woman Grey Owl’s Inspiration

How Grey Owl and Anahareo Made Christmas

Two Artists, Two Kindred Spirits

Mattawa’s Dr. Firmin Monestime Remembered

Hartley Trussler Remembered on Powassan’s 100th

Remembering the Late, Great Lady: Louise de Kiriline Lawrence 

Chapter 4: Northern Life

‘Rural Roots’: Mail Service in the Townships

Rural Schools: a History of Change

Memories of Old General Stores

General Stores Were Heart of Communities

Christmases in the Bush Long Ago

A Moose-hunting Adventure of Long Ago

The Deer Left to Die

Mica Mining in Mattawan

Mining on the Manitous 

Chapter 5: Trains, Planes, Boats & Bikes

The History of a Mystery Train Wreck Solved

Perspectives on Plane Crashes from the Past

Lake Nipissing Steamboat’s Date with Destiny

Alligators Plied Nipissing’s Waters

Ship Canal Planned for North Bay Area

Canadian First Coast to Coast Car Trip

Happy Birthday Harley-Davidson 

Chapter 6: Our Military

Legendary Soldier - Native Leader 

The Christmas Truce of the First World War

An Algonquin Veterans’ Reunion and a Snapshot from the Past

An Algonquin Regiment POW Story

German POWs Work for South River Company


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