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New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada
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Claybelt Chronicles Series

In 2006, we started interviewing our Temiskaming seniors to capture their stories and help keep the history of the area alive with as many first-hand accounts as possible. We've worked hard to help our area's history come alive through the voices of those who were there. These books contain interviews with our seniors who have connections with the pioneer families who first came to the area between 1880s and 1940s

Master List of People Interviewed appears here.

Volume One

Claybelt Chronicles Volume One
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Volume 2

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 2
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Volume 3

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 3
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Volume 4

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 4
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Volume 5

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 5
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Volume 6

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 6
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Volume 7

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 7
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Volume 8

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 8
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Volume 9

Claybelt Chronicles Volume 9
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Master List of People Interviewed appears here.

Claybelt Memories Series

We realized that we had missed some of the stories from the previous generations. Although many of them had passed on, fortunately some of them had written memoirs which were generously shared with us by them and/or their families. In addition, starting in 1992 the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum had interviewed several seniors and their stories have also been included in these books.

Master List of People in the Claybelt Memories Series appears here.

Volume 1

Claybelt Memories Volume 1 Stories from Previous Generations, published by the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum. Family names and index linked to main page.
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Volume 2

Claybelt Memories Volume 2 Stories from Previous Generations, published by the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum. Family names and index linked to main page.
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Volume 3

Claybelt Memories Volume 3 Stories from Previous Generations, published by the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum. Family names and index linked to main page.
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Volume 4

Claybelt Memories Volume 4 Stories from Previous Generations, published by the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum. Family names and index linked to main page.
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Master List of People in the Claybelt Memories Series appears here.

Claybelt Tapestry Series

Master List for the Claybelt Tapestry Series appears here.

Volume 1

Claybelt Tapestry Volume 1 A collection of little-known or forgotten happenings, endeavours and businesses in the early South Temiskaming District.
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Volume 2

Claybelt Tapestry Volume 2 We found more little-known or forgotten happenings, endeavours and businesses in the early South Temiskaming District.
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Volume 3

Claybelt Tapestry Volume 3 We found more little-known or forgotten happenings, endeavours and businesses in the early South Temiskaming District.
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Master List for the Claybelt Tapestry Series appears here.

Other Local Histories
either re-printed with permission,
or acquired for the Museum.

Agricultural Temiskaming 1910

Agricultural Temiskaming 1910 A reprint of the 1910 book used to draw settlers to Temiskaming.

Easter Water

Cobalt Mining Times Remembered by William (Bill) Sutton. Stories from the Cobalt mining camp by Bill Sutton relive and at the same time preserve what life was like in the mining days of Cobalt.

Easter Water

Easter Water by Sara Lee Burke. Rich in the history of the period and the nostalgia of life far removed from the way we live today. It is a funny and touching look back, with lessons about courage and faith to guide our looking forward.

Harley Township

Harley Township Through The Years Topics include the development of the township, the hamlets located in the township, and many family stories

Hilliard School Reunion

Hilliard School Reunion July 2, 2016 Compiled for the reunion in 2016, there are photos and memories captured for all.

HilliardTownship

The History of Hilliard 1910-2004 Includes information on the settlement and homesteading, lumbering, agricultural development, schools, lot history and quotes from the people of Hilliard Township.

cover for I'd Do Most of It Again

I'd Do Most Of It Again by Ron Bailey. Ron Bailey captures some of the most significant parts of his life in this autobiography. Ron has been a woodsman, mechanic, teacher, farmer, college lecturer and professor who began work at the age of 15 and continued until retiring at the age of 75. $30.00

cover for Immigrant in Porcupine

Immigrant in Porupine and his later Journal by Magne E. Stortroen. Ron Bailey captures some of the most significant parts of his life in this autobiography. Ron has been a woodsman, mechanic, teacher, farmer, college lecturer and professor who began work at the age of 15 and continued until retiring at the age of 75. $30.00

HudsonTownship

"I've Got To Stop Here Until I'm Called For" A History of Hudson Township compiled by by Norman R. Hawirko and Margaret Arnott.

Kerns Township

Kerns Township A History of Kerns Township compiled by the Milberta Community Women and the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum.

A Place Called Krugerdorf

A Place Called Krugerdorf by Herb Kruger. The development and the decline of many, in fact most, of the communities that sprang up in New Ontario in the early 1900s is evident wherever one travels throughout the north. The chosen area for this narrative about the four corners of the township's Pacaud, Catherine, Marter and Chamberlain that became a place called Krugerdorf in 1907, is one of many that could be told of the 'rise and fall' of these settlements. $20.00

Learning 9 to 4

Learning 9 to 4 Early Rural Schools in Temiskaming. compiled by the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum.
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Milberta Alexander Memorial United Church

Memories From Milberta Alexander Memorial United Church by Jim Runnalls. Includes history of Milberta and the church. Many photos of past members of the congregation and a complete list of the past ministers.

Milberta School

Milberta S.S.#1A Kerns 1900-1961 Includes a history of the school, a list of the teachers, many photos of students and teachers, and information taken from various sources which mentions events and students from Milberta School over its sixty years.

Northern Calling

Northern Calling, The Northern Telephone Story by John R. Hunt. Covers the inception and first 90 years history of Northern Telephone in Temiskaming.

New Liskeard's First 100 Years 1903-2003

A Pictorial Visit of New Liskeard's First 100 Years 1903-2003 Compiled by Elizabeth and Harold Hie. Photos of the past and present of buildings, schools, hospitals, homes, floods, sports and more.

Stephen Lafricain, The Grand Old Man of the River

1157  Stephen Lafricain, The Grand Old Man of the River by Bruce W. Taylor. Stephen Lafricain was born in 1837, and in his 99 years witnessed much history in both Canada and the United States, including treaty signing, the decline of the fur trade, the opening of northeastern Ontario to great mineral wealth. Well worth the read, and the history. $15.00

We Were There, McCool School Kerns Township

We Were There, McCool School, Kerns Township Memories from a reunion in August 1992 written by a group of people on the reunion committee. Includes the history of the school, the names of many of the teachers and students, and written memories from many of the former students.