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Cow Paddy Bingo

Friendly reminder that Cow Paddy Bingo is only a short while away! On September 20th on the back field of the School House Museum, players will have the opportunity to win up to $1150 in prize money. Tickets are still being sold in Deep River in front of Jan’s Valu-mart and Giant Tiger up untilContinue reading “Cow Paddy Bingo”

The Former Townships

Rolph Township Rolph Township, along with McKay Township, is one of the oldest in the Upper Ottawa Valley. The township was founded in 1855 and named after the Honourable John Rolph, M.D, (pictured on left) widely renowned as the founder of the Toronto School of Medicine. Rolph was born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England in 1793Continue reading “The Former Townships”

Wee Bits of The Valley

Early Logging Logging was the first industry in the townships as noted by lumber Baron John Egan in a speech to the Lumbermen’s Association in 1851; “…Works such as “Dams’”and “Slides” were built on the Chalk River as early as 1838″. To accommodate the lumbermen in moving their logs down the Ottawa River, lumber companiesContinue reading “Wee Bits of The Valley”

Build Your Own Log House

The School House Museum showcases much of the Upper Ottawa Valley’s history, a large part of which depicts the ways of pioneer life. A prime example of such living on the School House grounds is our log house. The log house is filled to the brim with interesting artifacts about life in the 1800s, butContinue reading “Build Your Own Log House”