Skip to Content

<

11: Casselman

A cache by South Nation Conservation Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/01/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:


This geocache is one of twenty Historical Geo-Passport geocaches within the South Nation Jurisdiction. For more information on this series of geocaches, please visit South_Nation.



Histoire / History:

En 1832, descendant la rivière Petite Nation (aujourd'hui rivière Nation Sud), Martin Casselman décida que l'emplacement actuel du Village de Casselman serait l'emplacement idéal pour une ville.

Martin acheta en 1843 de la famille Jessups 1600 acres de terres des deux côtés de la rivière, et un an plus tard, avec l'aide d'environ 40 hommes, un barrage et une scierie furent construits. Il dépensa ensuite 40 000 $ pour s'assurer que la ligne de chemin de fer Canada-Atlantique passe par Casselman, favorisant le développement du village qu'il avait fondé.

En 1876, la construction de la première église commença sur un terrain offert par Martin et, comme beaucoup d'autres villages à cette époque, l'église est devenue le cœur de la collectivité construite autour d'elle. Avant que l'église ne soit prête, les services religieux étaient organisés à l'étage supérieur du magasin général.

Le village a souffert de deux incendies majeurs, en 1891 et 1897, qui ont finalement paralysé l'industrie du bois. Dans les deux cas, le village et les églises ont été réduits en cendres, forçant de nombreux habitants à partir afin de trouver du travail ailleurs. Ce sont les mots d'encouragement et le leadership de l'église qui ont conduit à la reconstruction de la collectivité par des dons publics.

********************

Voyaging down the Petit-Nation River (today’s South Nation River) in 1832, Martin Casselman decided that the area where the village of Casselman now stands would be the prime location for a town.

In 1843, Martin purchased 1,600 acres of land, covering both sides of the River, from the Jessups family and one year later, with the help of about 40 men, he constructed a dam and a sawmill. Casselman later spent $40,000 to ensure the Canada-Atlantic railway would pass through Casselman, fostering the development of the village he founded.

In 1876, construction of the first church began on land offered by Martin and, like many other villages of that time, the church became the heart of the community built around it. Before the church was ready, services were hosted in the upper floor of the General Store.

The Village suffered from two major fires, in 1891 and 1897, which eventually crippled the lumber industry. In both instances, the Village and churches were reduced to ashes, forcing many residents to flee to find work elsewhere. It was words of encouragement and leadership from the church that led to the rebuilding of the community through public donations.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.