Thursday, October 1, 2020
The history of municipal government in Richmond County does not necessarily begin in 1879 when the county was incorporated. Pre-1820, committees were convened each spring and fall to provide local government. In 1820, the...
The first store, near the houses of the three brothers, Eugene, Victor and Martial Digout, was that of Fred Carré, brother of Henri located where later Peter McLean had his and was for a time the home...
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the sixth installment recounting its history. In 1862 the rector of Arichat parish was Father Hubert Girroir. He was responsible for Isle...
In 1812 Bishop Plessis assumed responsibility for the Parish of Arichat. He wrote that the people of the area depended primarily on the seafaring trade and the industries associated with it. In fact, he noted 60 vessels...
In studying the history of a village, town or county, it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition – and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs...
The first missionary to visit Arichat was Father Bailly de Messein, a native of France serving in the diocese of Quebec. Father Bailly was replaced by Father Bourg who directed the parishioners to build...
Looking back over the decades, and indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in this area. One of those names that no longer holds a place here is Murray.
Looking back over the decades and, indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in this area. One of those names that no longer holds a place here is Murray.
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the fifth installment recounting its history. When Bishop MacKinnon was consecrated in February of 1852, Father Etienne Chartier was in service responsible...
February 18, 1901: Fidele Langlois, widower of Marie Anne Fougere, married Marie Jeanne Pertus, daughter of Jean Pertus and Adele Benoit, witnesses were Jacques Fougere and Louise Pertus February 18, 1901: Marin Langlois, son...




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