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Arichat 1935: Main street, center of the village. This house, originally built by Constant P. Terrio, was subsequently owned by Alphonse J. Benoit, Wilfred Samson and currently by Wilfred’s daughter Yvonne and her husband Gilles Boudreau. The foundation of the house...
The 1975 playoffs in the RABA was an eight-team affair with the bottom three teams eliminated from the post season. The match-ups were St. Peter’s vs. Port Hawkesbury, River Bourgeois vs. the Baracos, Arichat vs. Little Anse, and the...
May 24, 1947 - Alice Amélie Boudreau - Herbert E. Boudreau and Rose Boudreau - Alphonse V. Boudreau and Mme. Wilfred Joshua May 21, 1947 - Marie Thérèse Landry - Charles H. Landry and Marguerite Boudreau - Harry H. Landry...
Andrew Madden was born at Dramore, County Down, Ireland, on February 2, 1772. He studied medicine at Glasgow University, receiving diplomas as surgeon and physician in 1817. In the same year, he emigrated, settling at Arichat where he practiced his...
Michel Forgeron, widower of Sabine Mirande, married Marie Lejeune, widow of Emile Poirier, on January 7, 1907, witnesses Jean Baptiste Lejeune and Barbe Forgeron Joseph Muri, son of Remi Muri and Seraphine Mirande, married Almande Babin, daughter of Benjamin Babin...
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...
In 1975, Richmond Amateur Baseball Association (RABA) players were prominently involved in senior baseball competitions. A senior elimination tournament was hosted by Arichat and Louisdale on June 21 and 22. The roster for the Richmond County team consisted of: Richie...
It is 1935, Main Street Arichat, and we are nearing “Godfrey’s Lane” passing a vacant area known as Cutler’s Field. It was not until the 1940s and 50s that the field bore two homes, that of Raymond Boucher and that...
Imagine the main street of Arichat in 1935. Currently, at the intersection of Conney’s (Delaney) Lane and the main road stand a former store and the old municipal building. In 1935 the store was that of “Little” Joe Samson, and...
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...
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