"My Grandfather didn’t remember too much, but when I asked him, he told me that around 1945-1950, there was a big forest fire; it burnt all the way to Watt Section where he lived, causing him to move out. The fire burned down the saw mill, located by where the camp ground is today.
In 1971, the West River falls flooded, and the big pulp mill that was there was washed away. Now, there’s a museum and he’s pretty sure it was washed out as well.
Between 1952 and 1955, they built the East River Bridge, just before the green one was there; there was an older smaller one underneath.
There used to be old phones that you had to crank before you called and talked to the operator. When you called, there were party lines, so other people in other houses could pick up and listen to what you were talking about.
Back then, not everyone had a car, so they delivered the groceries in trucks, house to house. You could get candy 3 for a penny, or 5 cent chocolate bars. The better ones were 10 cents.
There used to be a school there, but the tank is there now. The theatre stopped in the late 60’s, the police station was across the street from the liquor store, and when his dad was a kid, you didn’t have to drive for your driving test, you just got it."
- Daniel Kenney