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On the lower street near the site of the Government Wharf now stand the Premium Seafood shrimp plant and the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home. In 1935, this latter site accommodated the home of Roddie and Ethel (Boucher) MacDonald. The front...
Editor’s note: Due to a production error, the “Repeating history” column that was scheduled to appear in the February 15 edition was not published. Below is the version of the column which was supposed to appear in last week’s...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and...
January 31, 1916: Joseph Marchand, son of Abram Marchand, married Marie Bertina Thibeau, daughter of Edouard Thibeau, witnesses Henri Boudreau and Clara Marchand February15, 1916: Amedée Goyètche, son of Norbert Goyètche, married Marie Emma Boudreau, daughter of William D. Boudreau,...
Richmond County Canada, District No. 41 Richmond, Sub-District No. 6 Taken by Daniel Sampson, April 6, 1891 Text transcribed and contributed by Jeanne D. Belford This transcription should be of particular interest to those with Bonin, Boucher, Boudrot, Burke, Cordeau, Dugas, Fougere,...
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 1970’s. The following are excerpts from the Richmond County Record of...
Rev. Guillame Marin LeBlanc was the son of Pierre LeBlanc and Barbe Martel. He descended from the Acadians of Grand Pré who were deported to Philadelphia in 1755 but eventually returned and settled in Arichat. In 1880 LeBlanc had opposed...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and...
What did the main street of Arichat look like in 1935, over eighty years ago? Roughly in the center of the village stood the stately and unique Commercial House, a hotel servicing the needs of salesmen, businessmen, and travelers...
The 1959 season in the Richmond County Baseball League (RCBL) saw the Petit de Grat Red Caps resume their winning ways and recapture the championship. The young, talented squad that had fallen to the River Bourgeois Tigers in the finals...
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