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Repeating History

Having secured adequate funding for his fledgling school, Bishop MacKinnon realized that the success of this venture now rested on procuring a competent teaching staff. He convened a group at Arichat called “the friends...
In 1977, the championship round was set: the Petit de Grat Red Caps versus the Louisdale Baracos, two very evenly-matched teams. They had met twice during the season; Louisdale won the first meeting 10-8 and PDG won the second 9-7....
In 1960 in the Richmond County Baseball League, the rivalry between the Petit de Grat Red Caps and the River Bourgeois Tigers once again took centre stage, but this time the Tigers prevailed by sweeping the championship series. The final...
If we resume our journey east along what is now Veteran’s Memorial Drive, there is no habitation until we arrive at the intersection of Arichat-Petit de Grat and the home of Albert Edwards. But...
In Grand Anse, at the intersection of Route 4 and the road to Dundee, once stood a majestic old home known as McPherson House. In the days of stage coach and rail transportation, McPherson House stood as a welcome stopover...
In the 1976 Richmond Amateur Baseball Association (RABA) season some things stayed the same and some things changed. The two-division format was not changed. The Mainland Division included: St. Peter’s Royals, Louisdale Baracos, Louisdale Mooseheads, Port Hawkesbury, Lower River, and...
Edward McNamara and Mary Kelly married on April 22, 1907 son of James McNamara and Mary Cruikshanks (River Habitants) to daughter of Martin Kelly and the late Maria Boudrot witnesses Oscar McNamara and Marguerite Benoit Priest J. Ed. Robitaille Peter J....
Senior baseball was a focal point of interest in 1978 as the St. Peter’s Royals represented Nova Scotia in the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships held in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In their first game, the...
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...
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...




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