Thursday, October 21, 2021
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 Grimes.
Diseases, which have all but been forgotten, were common, and at times, fatal 100 years ago: diphtheria, appendicitis, pneumonia, yellow jaundice, and tuberculosis were the main ones. At one point, a county nurse traveled...
We are now, in 1935, on the upper road in Arichat just below the Arichat Academy. To the west is the home of John Donahue. Continuing west is the home of John Henry (1868-1952)...
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 excerpts are...
Isle Madame District High School (IMDH) first opened its doors in September 1963. That first year IMDH consisted of approximately twenty classrooms plus two labs, a commercial class, a home economics room, library, music room, and gym....
Editor’s note: The individuals listed below are from St. John’s Parish in Arichat, unless otherwise indicated. John Josselyn Latimer married Hilda Marie Leslie Dec. 29, 1921 Charles John Howard Latimer married...
Editor’s note: The following was written in 2005. Between E.C. Doyle’s and Smith are now the homes of Johnny Boudreau, Alphonse Boudreau, Michael Boudreau, Gary Boudreau, Steve Richard, and the former bowling alley building...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. He wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. Continue “the Fishery” Lines Fishing depended on...
We are going to continue along the Upper Road, moving west from St. John’s Anglican Church. In 1935 the only house after the St. John’s rectory was that of Nicholas Dixon, 1845 to 1934....
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, but, instead...




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