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1887 - 1899 - The Department of Railways and Canals expropriates.66 of an acre of the King's Road Reserve for the Cape Breton Railway. From 1887 - 1899 the railway line is constructed. This action divides the homes of the residents of the King's Road reserve from the shores of the Sydney Harbor, where they fish.

Photo Gallery

The following photos are of various images of the community of Membertou and the people who have been a part of it.

These images have been gathered by the Research Department from various institutions. However, the majority of the photos have been provided by Membertou Elders and commuity members who have gracefully shared their photo collections with the public.

Photo of Noel Moore, Alfred Moore, Dave Moore and Gabriel Syliboy fishing,Trans Canada Orangedale Road, 1940's. (Dave Moore collection) Photo of Chapel Island Procession. (Dave Moore Collection) Photo of Membertou Picnic at MacIntosh Brook, 1940. (Dave Moore Collection) Photo of Grand Chief Gabriel Syliboy. (Dave Moore Collection)
Photo of Alfred, Raymond Christmas, Charlie Gould,Dave Moore and Leo Matthews, 1953. (Dave Moore Collection) Photo of Chapel Island Church, 1943. (Dave Moore Collection) Photo of Dave Moore as a baby,Peter Doucette's house in background, 1930. (Dave Moore Collection) Photo of bus taking kids to MacIntosh Brook, 1940. (Dave Moore Collection)
Photo of re-roofing of Chapel Island Church, 1951. (Dave Moore Collection) Carol M. Moore and Joan Doucette (Mary Jane Doucette Collection) Donald Marshall and Charlie Herney. (Charlie Herney Collection) Sleigh used in winter to transport fuelwood. Children would use the sleigh for recreational purpose but always return the sleigh. (Viola Christmas Collection)

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