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  • Phantoms of Port Arthur, the take of William Gehl | Alex Inspired
    History

    Phantoms of Port Arthur

    On the occasion of All Hallows’ Eve, an evening dedicated to remembering the faithfully departed, I have found my way to the 1800s to visit the Phantoms of Port Arthur.  This starless story isn’t my usual…

  • Old American Passport - 1919
    Genealogy History

    Passport Application Particulars

    I stumbled upon a treasure trove of Passport Applications from FamilySearch.org. So many Passport Application Particulars! Sadly, all of these applications are American – apparently the Government of Canada didn’t keep copies of passport applications or…

  • The Court Street Ridge, Port Arthur
    History

    Vanished from the Ridge

    Court Street has a very interesting and long history. It was one of the first streets developed in Port Arthur, with stately homes and sprawling properties. Van Horn Street was actually considered the end…

  • Coco Chanel was a Nazi | Alex Inspired
    History

    Admiring the Despicable – Coco Chanel

    I find it extremely interesting when women (specifically), post or pin “inspirational” quotes and photos of women who I find utterly loathsome. Exhibit A. My biggest irritants are Coco Chanel quotes and admiration for this…

  • Do you ever wonder about Home history in Port Arthur? Court Street's Civil War Connection
    History

    Court Street’s Civil War Connection

    1906– Port Arthur Nestled between Wolseley and Van Horn streets at the end of city limits, sits a stately home. It is comprised of three floors overlooking Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant, it…

  • Clarence Stiles RAF Pilot
    History

    Do you Recognize these Pilots?

    Seeking Families who recognize their loved ones who served in the RAF & RCAF during WWII. These images were captured in Moncton, New Brunswick. Our Nana, Glenna May Golden (nee Hare), I believe, was quite the cosmopolitan…