Thursday, October 19, 2017


Part 14: In 1962, the Petit de Grat Red Caps reclaimed the Richmond County Baseball League crown by downing the Tigers of River Bourgeois in three straight games. The members of the championship team were Robbie Fougere, Claude Boudreau,...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905.After his classical studies, he spent three years at agricultural school. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and agricultural science. He wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken...
Henry Honore Martell, merchant, politician, legislator, was born on August 3, 1806.Some sources claim his place of birth was Main a Dieu, Cape Breton, while others claim he was born at Arichat. The son of Joseph and Barbara Martell,...
Michel Forgeron, widower of Sabine Mirande, married Marie Lejeune, widow of Emile Poirier, on January 7, 1907, witnesses Jean Baptiste Lejeune and Barbe ForgeronJoseph Muri, son of Remi Muri and Seraphine Mirande, married Almande Babin, daughter of Benjamin Babin...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928, he spent three years at agricultural school. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and one in agricultural science. In addition, he...
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 are excerpts from the November 17, 1951 edition...
Four teams comprised the 1961 Richmond County Baseball League (RCBL): Petit de Grat Red Caps, River Bourgeois Tigers, Port Hawkesbury, and L’Ardoise Ramblers.The rivalry between Petit de Grat and River Bourgeois was resumed. In a June 18 contest, the...
Isidore LeBlanc was the first Acadian cabinet minister in Nova Scotia.Born in a county where Acadians formed the majority, LeBlanc repeatedly defended the right of Acadian children to be educated in their own language.On April 17, 1879, he addressed...
Isidore LeBlanc’s grandfather, Mathurin LeBlanc, was born in Grand Pré.He escaped deportation in 1755 and settled in Arichat some 20 years later. At the time, Arichat was a thriving fishing community based on the entrepreneurial efforts of the Robins,...
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...
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