Monday, June 17, 2019
Senior baseball was a focal point of interest in 1978 as the St. Peter’s Royals represented Nova Scotia in the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships held in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In their first game, the...
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,...
In May of 1763, a French ship, La Dorothée, set sail from England bound for the port of St. Malo, France. Joseph Babin and his wife Marine (LeBlanc) were Acadians originally from Grand Pré. Victims of...
The 1852 Church Census was transcribed by Stirling Edwards in September 2004 from the records of St. John’s Anglican Church in Arichat. This list is among the papers of the Rev. James Allen Shaw, the first Rector...
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. It includes an interview with Walter Dugas of West Arichat.
Along Arichat’s “Low Road” in 1935, In roughly the center of the village located between the LeBrun store and the LeBlanc store, was the home of Charles P. Stone. There was barely room for a driveway...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. Flavien Samson (1900-1965) served as priest in River Bourgeois from January 18, 1950 until September 1, 1965. During this time, Fr. Samson set out...
January 7, 1902: Alfred Gerard, widower of Marie Forgeron, married Charlotte Lejeune, widow of Joseph Meunier, witnesses were Ephrem Gerard and Alexina Forgeron January 21, 1902: Robert LeJeune, son of the late Abraham Lejeune and Marie Dugas, married Alvina Poirier,...
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,...
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