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New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada
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Claybelt Tapestry

Claybelt Tapestry
Weaving the Past
Volume 2

Claybelt Tapestry series is a collection of little-known or forgotten happenings, endeavours and businesses in the early South Temiskaming District. Many businesses or institutions are no longer with us, and so documenting their existence provides a unique view into the area's history.

Knowledge of many of these little-known or forgotten happenings, endeavours and businesses in the early South Temiskaming District is now only remembered by a ever-decreasing number of seniors. The files of the Temiskaming Speaker were invaluable in chronicling some of these activities.

No attempt was made to re-write some stories. The Fire of 1922 is covered extensively in the book The Great Fire of 1922 [ISBN: 0-88954-413-1]. Northern Telephone's history is covered in Northern CallingThe Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902 [ISBN 0-921801-83-1]; and A Century of Travel On The Ontario Northland Railway [ISBN 0-9730521-1-2].

The Museum has shared what we know so that many of these stories are not totally forgotten. Any corrections or additional information can be sent to the Museum, where we can keep the documentation together, preserving our past as accurately as we can.

If you would like to order one, download this PDF form and mail it in with payment, or call a Museum director at 705-647-5580 or 705-679-5555 to get your copy. They are available at the Museum's Gift Shop, open in the summer while the Museum is open, other times by appointment. Available year round online at White Mountain Publications, and in store at 50 Silver Street, Cobalt, ON

Table of Contents | Index for this volume

ISBN: 978-0-9921605-0-0 | 8½" x 11" | 120 pages | 168 photos, maps and illustrations | trade paperback | $30.00

Table of Contents

3 Introduction

6 ALERTS Running Club

8 Camp Lorrain

11 Canada Hotel

14 Andrew Carnegie Library - New Liskeard

18 Cenotaph - War Memorial

21 Cobalt Market

22 Earlton Airport

25 Wreck of the Eldorado

29 Energite Explosives Company

31 Ferguson Highway

34 Fort Temiskaming (Temiscamingue )

37 Frisby's Cement Block Factory

38 Gillies Airport

39 Haileybury Airport

40 Hill-Clark-Francis Limited

44 Hydro Electric Power Developments in the Cobalt - Kirkland Lake - Timmins Areas

48 The Land of the Stunted Poplar

49 The Lime Kiln

51 Marjorie Herridge United Church School Home

53 Ms. Claybelt

54 New Liskeard Airport

55 New Liskeard Clock Factory

56 New Liskeard Creamery

58 New Liskeard Market

59 New Toronto

62 Nipissing Central Railway

66 Northern Lites Marina

68 Old Mission

71 Grand Opera House

73 Park Royal

76 The Perrin Shocker

78 Pete's Dam

80 New Liskeard Ladies Philharmonic Choir

83 Pioneer Picnics

85 Ragged Chutes

87 Canadian War Rations Coupons, WWII

89 Sherman Mine, Temagami, Ontario

92 The Splint Factory

95 Spur Line

97 Temiskaming Junior Farmers and 4-H Clubs

101 Thornloe Cheese Factory

104 Timiskaming Canning Company

107 Women's Institute

109 Wabi Settlement Map 1891-1900

110 Index