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Corran Ban Church
Corran Ban Church
Photo of Corran Ban Church, winter 2011.
Corran Ban Church's aprox. 1933
Corran Ban Church's aprox. 1933
In this photo taken from Corran Ban Bridge we can see both the original St. Michael's Church (right side), and the new one (left side) both still standing. Since we know the new church was completed in 1932 and the old church came down around 1935, this photo dates back to the early to mid 1930's
Corran Ban Drama Club
Corran Ban Drama Club
Photo of the Corran Ban Dramatic Club 1926. Back left; Dora Doyle, Jack Connick, Helena Hogan, Peter Hughes, Isabel MacDonald, John Bill MacIntyre, Mary Connick. Front Left: Aeneas (Johnny William) MacDonald, Fr. Leonard MacDonald, Allan (Ronald) MacDonald, Elmer McQuaid.
Cutting Blocks of ice from the winter river
Cutting Blocks of ice from the winter river
Peter Hughes with his sons and horse cut blocks of ice from the Winter River to stock the ice house.
Donaldston Cemetery
Donaldston Cemetery
Built in the late 1800's, the Donaldston Church once stood next to the cemetery on the Donaldston Rd. The first burial in the cemetery was a gentleman by the name of Vincent Bell, February 19, 1878. Though it was originally a Methodist Church, in 1925 it bacame a member of The United Church of Canada. In the 1970's the old church was dismantled and moved off the property.
Donaldston Church
Donaldston Church
Built in the late 1800's, the Donaldston Church stood next to the cemetery on the Donaldston Rd. The first burial in the cemetery was a gentleman by the name of Vincent Bell, February 19, 1878. Though it was originally a Methodist Church, in 1925 it bacame a member of The United Church of Canada. In the 1970's the old church was dismantled and moved off the property.
Early French and Scottish cemetery in Scotchfort
Early French and Scottish cemetery in Scotchfort
Photo taken of one of the earliest cemetery's on the Island.
Early French and Scottish cemetery in Summer
Early French and Scottish cemetery in Summer
Photo of one of the oldest cemeteries on PEI, where early French settlers share the same final resting place as the Scottish who followed them.
Farming
Farming
Harvesting grain on the Glenaladale (MacKinnon) Farm on the Blooming Pt. Rd.
Farming in Tracadie
Farming in Tracadie
Farmer and his team of horses rake the season's crop.
Farming post WW2
Farming post WW2
It is interesting to note the truck in this photo as it would have been purchases as surplus after the end of the war.
Fire at the Acadia Hotel
Fire at the Acadia Hotel
This Article ran in The Guardian August 7, 1906, the day after the fire that destroyed the Acadia Hotel.

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