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5 Responses to “CENTRAL PATRICIA GOLD MINES, Ontario”
Oh my gosh.
Thank you So Much for posting these pictures, Patti. They have stirred up a big longing for connection to my homeland, I will look at these many, many times and conjure up the memories– good and tragic– of my childhood. I am forever heartbroken that I didn’t have more time in Central Patricia, more time to finish my life there.
I feel that we were “gifted” by that life. I lived in 15 more mining towns after The Pat and they were all much the same and just wonderful in retrospect. I haven’t continued that life though. I have lived in the same little town, same house for the past 42 years. (yes! I’m pretty old now!) …just 45 minutes from Montreal. I like the city too, but not to come home to. I think my strength, courage and resilience, and my confidence all came as a result of living in those towns in the northland.
My thanks to my sister Narda for sending these on to me. I remember most of what’s in the photos. I lived there from the age of 7 to 21. My father moved I and my brothers in the summer of 1955 from Crowshore Patricia to Central Patricia. He was hired to help dismantle the mine property.