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.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fishing at Mossy Vale

(Top two photos) Hjalmer Larson, a Reno Hill neighbour and ardent Mossy Vale fisherman, thought "The Petaigan" was a great spot for fishing. He used to drive his Model A down to the bridge and fish off the shore there. Following a rain it could be a pretty muddy place, a fact demonstrated by the caked blotches that are visible on the pants he wore the day the first photo was taken, where he proudly displays his prize catch of the day!

(Bottom photo) George Northrup with Pete Enns, successfully back from a day of fishing. Is this a rare snap of Pete's yard and driveway? ... Looking into this classic picture of Pete with hands in back pockets, brings to mind his unique character and signature whistle. He was in some ways quite possibly, the quintessential Mossy Valer.

Photos courtesy: H. Larson

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