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Many of you are aware of the latest renovation of the old Clyde River School House, but the previous renovation was in 1986. The following is the story that was featured in The Guardian 31 years ago (news clipping from Hazel Beer’s scrapbooks): W.I. Renovate Old School House Into Centre of Community Activity, by Kathy Jorgensen In 1972 […]

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Newspaper Clipping from My Mother’s Scrapbook: Argyle Shore residents were awakened from a sleepy winter 76 years ago this week when a plane force landed in the quiet community on Tuesday, February 18th, 1941. This article was submitted to The Charlottetown Guardian and published March 4th, but the author is not identified. We do, however, have […]

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I found another gem in my mother’s scrapbook. It’s a Guardian clipping from 1951 where F.H. MacArthur recalls his days at the Old Cornwall School. Something tells me that it may be a similar recounting the students of the Old Clyde River Schoolhouse would have. You tell me.

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The following is a clipping from Hazel Beer’s scrapbook that offers a detailed description of Berrigan’s store and the flow of commerce at West River. As part of our archives, we now have two record books from the store which lists prices and items purchased by customers from the area. Guardian Clipping from 1973, from Walter […]

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While Victoria MacPhail was home for the holidays, she found this newspaper clipping in her grandfather Eric MacPhail’s scrapbook from 1979 which offers us a fascinating glimpse into the West River ferry service. It makes a couple of references to Eric’s grandfather Robert MacPhail, better known as R.A. MacPhail. She also found a couple of […]

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Nineteen years ago this month, Clyde River became the first community in Prince Edward Island to have a Coat of Arms. The following historical document explains the history leading up to Clyde River achieving their own coat of arms and the meaning of the elements featured.  (Hazel Beer collection): Clyde River Coat of Arms Prior […]

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There was a special service organized at the Riverview Community Centre in 1991 which was sponsored by the Clyde River Women’s Institute to honor the community’s veterans of past wars. Here is the story. (news clipping from Hazel Beer’s collection): Service Honors War Sacrifices – Early service held at Riverview Community Centre A special Remembrance […]

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Frank Gillespie’s story of adventure during the Klondike Gold Rush has me temporarily hooked on adventure stories from those days. I found a news clipping in My Mother’s Scrapbook about another Island chap, Donald MacKinnon written by Frank MacArthur in The Guardian, 1943. Here’s an excerpt from the story (Hazel Beer’s scrapbook): ******* Mr. MacKinnon was 90 […]

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“In 1916, W.K. Rogers of Charlottetown offered his car to a young officer to visit his family in Tignish before going overseas. It was the first car to be driven from Charlottetown to Tignish. Rogers was fined several times, but he never paid them.” from The Guardian We continue the entertaining excerpts featured in the […]

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“Autos must be hung up for all time…a $500 tax…we have no right to allow such a nuisance on PEI…only a foolish fad of millionaires and fools.” From a letter to The Guardian in early 1900s The early days of automobiles in Prince Edward Island are full of humorous stories, although certainly not funny at […]

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