In 1978 two teams from the parish of Petit de Grat stole the attention of baseball fans. The Alderney Point Thunderbolts took the Richmond Amateur Baseball Association (RABA) title by defeating the Louisdale Braves. Although the Red Caps failed to...
February 5, 1918: Francois Muise, son of Patrick Muise and Martha Jeanne Boudrot, married Alice Boudrot, daughter of Cleophas Boudrot and Alice Boudrot, witnesses were not recorded February 5, 1918: Thomas James Kehoe, son of Thomas Kehoe and Annie McGrath,...
The January 1852 church census was transcribed by Stirling Edwards in September 2004, from the records of St. John’s Anglican Church, Arichat. This list is among the papers of the Rev. James Allen Shaw, the first Rector of St John’s....
Father Flavien Samson (1900-1965) served from January 18, 1950 to September 1, 1965. Father Flavien Samson was born in L’Ardoise. He was the son of James F. Samson, a fisherman, as was the case with most of the people of...
February 5, 1906: Joseph Louis Mury, son of Remi Mury and Géneviève Mirande, married Marie Goyèche, daughter of Eusèbe Goyèche and Louise Boucher, witnesses: Willie Cordeau and Évangeline Goyètche June 27, 1906: Alexandre W. Chisholm, son of John W. Chisholm...
On Arichat’s main street in 1935 was a lane most people referred to as “Godfrey’s Lane” due to the fact that the the LeBlanc home and the G.J. LeBlanc general store were located at the bottom of the lane...
February 2, 1916: Leonard Petitpas, son of Edmund Petitpas and Marine Fougere, married Cecile Landry, daughter of Felix Landry and Zelie (Cecile) Poirier, witnesses were Valma Petitpas and Anna Corly or Lorly February 2, 1916: Ambrose Albert Poirier, son of...
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 includes an interview with Walter Dugas of West Arichat: “I...
As early as 1824, a functioning school existed in Arichat. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors - primarily John Tyrrell, a prominent Arichat merchant - foreclosed on the property, but instead...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following excerpts are taken from the Richmond County...
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