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Bathurst Pulp & Paper Mill – N.B.

 Today I’m sharing a postcard from my Bathurst Pulp & Paper Mill collection.

Bathurst Pulp and Paper Mill _ New Brunswick historical images

Bathurst Paper Mill – Workplace of Joseph and Adelard Lagace (A Canadian Family Vintage Postcard Collection)

As I mentioned in a former post, several of our Lagace men worked in the Bathurst Paper Mill during the twentieth century and I recently found out through some census returns that both Joseph and Adelard Lagace were already labourers at the Bathurst Mill in 1911.

This card has a notation on the front that seems to indicate a date of 1914, so I thought I would check out how long it had been in business.

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Imagine my surprise when I found that the mill was only established in 1914!  How could the mill have been established in 1914, when my great grandfather and grandfather were already listed as paper mill employees in the 1911 census?  Was there was already a mill at that location in 1911, or were they perhaps labourers involved in building the mill?

Close-ups

Bathurst Paper Mill Detail 1 (A Canadian Family Vintage Postcard Collection)

 

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Transcript – back of the card

H.V. Henderson West Bathurst, N.B.

Expert film Finishing, Scenic views, Enlargements, Postals of N.B. and Gaspe, albums and souvenirs.

 

Related Posts

Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

Index: Historical Postcards

 

January 21, 2009 - Posted by | . |

4 Comments »

  1. I am interested in the history of the Bathurst mill also. My grandfather immigrated from Italy to work there – I believe in 1914. I was told the mill hired men and paid their way to Canada. How would I get more ino regarding this?

    Blanche

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    Comment by McDonald | June 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello Blanche,
      Thanks for the comment. I replied to you by privately by clicking on the address you provided but it has come back as `sender address unknown“.
      I will look into this later this week.

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      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | June 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. What’s the actual name to that see-saw cart?

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    Comment by Connor | April 15, 2012 | Reply

  3. have you contacted blanche , if you could not contact her try me . i am her brother

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    Comment by albert | August 28, 2012 | Reply


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