Pembroke Ontario's Centenary 1928


Cat No.:   CA0073:

In early August of 1928 The town of Pembroke, a "star" of the upper Ottawa valley, celebrated its 100th birthday. The family of one of Archive CD Books Canada's friends, Bill Clayton gathered these books at the time and they have been passed down so that you can now read all about the town and its people. In addition to the Official Guide and Pictorial History called "Pembroke Centenary and Old Home Week," there is a copy of "Nexus," the year book for the Pembroke Collegiate Institute for 1928 -1929 (Volume 3), and a copy of the short form Program of Events, Sports and Attractions for the six day celebration running from Monday 5th August through Saturday 11th.

The Official Guide provides both a nice concise history of the original establishment of Pembroke complete with many photographs of the original settlers but it goes on to give a summary of virtually all the public and private institutions and organizations contemporary to the celebration. The Nexus is a typical year book, written by the students for the students and mentioning the names of as many of them as was possible. There are also numerous photographs of individuals, sports teams and some nice composite photographs of the teaching staff.

As well as providing an excellent "snap shot" of the town these documents will be of great use to anyone researching ancestors because of the large number of individuals who are named either for their involvement in local affairs or for their part in the celebration. Both of the major documents are liberally "laced" with advertising for local businesses. A rare and valuable insight into this important manufacturing town on one of Upper Canada's primary pioneer routes.

No. of CDs is:  1 ;   Format is:  PDF ;   Searchable?:  YES;

FastFind:  No;  ISBN No.:   1-897338-23-6;