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.

Monday, April 25, 2011

1957 Mossy Vale Mailing Label

My dad, Geordie Smith, held on to this reminder of his farming days at Mossy Vale. Now, more than fifty years after the disappearance of the community, and with memories similarly-faded for some of us who lived there, the mailing label on this publication helps to confirm that Mossy Vale was once "quite" real. (Click on the image to view a larger version.)

The heading (in red) for the lead story of the journal is interesting in it's own right--a sort of non-intentional omen for the soon to be announced "water" development that would signal the end of Mossy Vale.

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