Saturday, June 23, 2018


In 1974 there were nine teams in two divisions in the Richmond Amateur Baseball Association (RABA). The final league standings were as follows: Mainland St. Peter’s Royals 17-5 Port Hawkesbury 16-6 River Bourgeois 12-10 Louisdale 10-12 Island Arichat Triple A’s 15-9 Little Anse Golden Hawks 14-10 Petit de...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. Fr. Alexander M. O’Handley (November 17, 1895-December 13, 1902) was the priest at River Bourgeois for seven or eight years. His conduct was not exemplary due to his...
The following excerpt is taken from Cape Breton Book of the Night edited by Ronald Caplan. This story was taped, transcribed, and translated into English by Jocelyne Marchand: “But it got so that even I didn’t want to stay there....
The following excerpt is taken from Cape Breton Book of the Night edited by Ronald Caplan. This story was taped, transcribed, and translated into English by Jocelyne Marchand. “We had problems after we got there. The first night we slept...
The following excerpt is taken from Cape Breton Book of the Night edited by Ronald Caplan. This story was taped, transcribed, and translated into English by Jocelyne Marchand. “I was born in Petit de Grat in 1911. The old women...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost eighty years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970’s. The following are excerpts from the Richmond County Record...
The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan, with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004, and at the time of the interview, Joseph D. Samson...
The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan, with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004 and at the time of the interview, Joseph D. Samson...
As early as 1824, a functioning school existed in Arichat under the tutelage of John Walsh who instructed 30 to 40 aspiring scholars. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors - primarily John...
February 1, 1910, Wallace Fougere, son of Firmin Fougere and Anne Boudreau, married Ella Jeanne LeBlanc, daughter of Capt. Augustin LeBlanc and Gertrude Josse, witnesses were Jacques Josse and Amanda Fougere February 2, 1910, Henry McDonald, son of Urbain McDonald...
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