Monthly Archives: May 2019

DRYDENS FIRST BAKERY

THE CONTRARIAN So, who supplied the bread to the Guy Lake and Bob Lake gold mine camps back in 1897? I claim it was F T Brignall from his bakery in Dryden, hauled in daily on the regular steamboat run … Continue reading

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WAR BABIES

THE CONTRARIAN War is hell. During his six years in Europe, my Dad saw his closest buddy get careless with a land mine and blow himself to smithereens – they picked pieces of him off a nearby tree like leaves, … Continue reading

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FROM THE CPR TO GOLD ROCK

  Part 1 Dinorwic This central part of North America was more populated before the railway than most people realize; travel was by birchbark canoe on our myriad rivers and lakes. A network of canoe routes covered the district, more … Continue reading

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