Turn the clock back to 1961 and beyond. Roam those old dirt roads once more and visit friendly neighbours you knew so well. From its beginnings before 1930 to its dismantlement in 1961, making way for the Squaw Rapids Hydro-electric Dam, to the day in 1962 when the river rose and water erased footprints forever, there's a lot to remember and to comment on.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mossy Vale Pioneer Picnic Booth and Ball Game, July 5, 1961

Gathering at the food booth set up against the teacherage. Guess the hotdogs were cooked inside and passed through the window. From Left: ?, Jean (Smith) Mitchell, Gertrude (?) Shaw, Audrey (Young) Smith and daughter Marguerite, Mary (Morris) Mitchell behind the counter, and ???. Purses were big back then!

Women's softball game. Catcher: Teacher Anne (Boyarchuk) Morris, batter: Eunice (Nelson) Adamson. Behind the enthusiastic crowd is the school's woodshed, and in the distance is the Eldon Adamson barn.

Photos courtesy: E. Adamson

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