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Early miners lived in boarding houses for convenience, not comfort

Early miners lived in boarding houses for convenience, not comfort

In 1917, only about 10 per cent of the men in town were permanent residents
Who was coming and going 100 years ago?

Who was coming and going 100 years ago?

Mr. J. Callun played the first round of golf of the season and stores were marking weekly half-holidays
Spring flooding has long been a challenge

Spring flooding has long been a challenge

In 1922, the river reached record-high levels
Timmins was once home to the Ukrainian Mandolin Orchestra and Dancing School

Timmins was once home to the Ukrainian Mandolin Orchestra and Dancing School

This week's column takes a look at music and dancing events in the Porcupine
Full day of activities ushered in opening of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Full day of activities ushered in opening of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

The site is now home to a dance studio
Many Ukrainians made the Porcupine their home

Many Ukrainians made the Porcupine their home

In the early years, they built a church, established clubs and halls, and were renowned for their dancers and dancing performances
Dog racing attracted film crews in the '20s

Dog racing attracted film crews in the '20s

Infamous prospector Johnny Jones was responsible for inviting the experts
The Hollinger General Hospital opened in 1912

The Hollinger General Hospital opened in 1912

It wasn't until the 1920s that the first public hospital opened in Timmins
The Pav hosted many Sadie Hawkins Dances over the years

The Pav hosted many Sadie Hawkins Dances over the years

In 1938, TH&VS held an entire Sadie Hawkins Week to give the boys 'a break' and allow the girls to do the dating 'for a change'
Residents recall fond memories of winters' past

Residents recall fond memories of winters' past

'In the wintertime everybody with a back yard used to wet it and make skating rinks for the children,' said Beatrice Libby in a 1976 interview