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Fur Tables

Post for the Fur Market Return to the Second Generation Thompsonite page The Fur Auction: (Note: not a post about the ethics of trapping). This was held every year in the Ukrainian Hall. The trappers would bring their furs in and sell them at the auction. In the boom years, they received $600,000. In the bust […]

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Second and Third Generation Thompsonites

Posts from the the Second and Third Generation Thompsonites Facebook Group. Many of us have fond memories of growing up and living in Thompson during the 1970s and 1980’s. We played outside until midnight. We drove to the airport road. We enjoyed the lakes, rivers and forests. We had grad parties at the lake. We […]

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The Great Northern Railway in Princeton Minnesota

Great Northern Railway https://baldwintownship.govoffice.com/?SEC=0C14BA52-C9DA-417A-98C4-7D880E025A21 Time Table for RR.jpg January, 1886.  Residents of Princeton and Zimmerman, Minnesota, were filled with hopelessness fearing they would never enjoy the luxury of railroad service.  Although pioneer inhabitants of these communities frequently besought the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba’s (St P M & M) management to provide railway service, the […]

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Psalm 119:33-40. TURN MY EYES FROM WORTHLESS THINGS

TURN MY EYES FROM WORTHLESS THINGS Psalm 119:33-40     (He)      Kevin E. Jesmer Key Verse: 119:36,37          6-18-21 “Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” (ESV) Part 1: Turn My Heart Toward Your Word (33-37)       Verses 33-37 […]

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Psalm 119:1-8. Blessed Are Those Whose Way Is Blameless

Blessed Are Those Whose Way Is Blameless Psalm 119:1-8                                                                                                               Kevin E. Jesmer Key Verse: 119:1                                                                                                            5-31-21 “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!” (ESV)      Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a devotional poem which is an acrostic (in Hebrew). It is […]

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History of Sandy Lake and Deer Lake First Nations Ontario

A History of Deer Lake First Nation      In 1910, Robert Fiddler, the son of Jack, signed Treaty 5 at the east end of Deer Lake, and the Deer Lake First Nation began its formal relationship with the Government of Canada and the British Crown. The Fiddlers and many others soon left for better farming […]

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Ruth 2:1-23: God Packages The Gift of the Gospel to Heighten Our Joy When We Meet Christ

God Packages The Gift of the Gospel to Heighten Our Joy When We Meet Christ (A message inspired by the notes take when listening to a message by Pastor *Jesse-Meekins* at KBC in Sycamore Illinois. 12-6-20) Ruth 2:1-23                                                                Kevin E. Jesmer Key verse 2: 15-17                                            12-13-20 “When she rose to glean, Boaz instructed his young men, […]

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Paswegin Ladies’ Curling Club Songs 1951

Curling was a big deal in Paswegin. My grandmother Alice loved curling. Some say that she had a hand in the production of these songs.

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Clair Robinson from Paswegin Saskatchewan

Memories of Clair Robinson Pat Jesmer-Shea Gloria Hart Jesmer Just wondering if there are any photos of Clair Robinson or his home. Quite a neighborhood character. Still think he was amazing in that his mind was so sharp and he had such a crazy sense of humour. Gloria Hart Jesmer Yes im on it. Gloria […]

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The Jesmer Immigrant Ancestor: Louis Laurent Duhaut dit Jasmin and His Second Wife, Marie Madeleine Ducorps St. Medard

The Jesmer Immigrant Ancestor: Louis Laurent Duhaut dit Jasmin and His Second Wife, Marie Madeleine Ducorps St. Medard  Louis Laurent Duhaut dit Jasmin Born: 1731 – FRANCE Marr: 24 APR 1769 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada Died: 7 APR 1802 – Stormont, Ontario, Canada Father: Louis Laurent Duhault dit Jasmin Mother: Antoinette Joachim Other Spouses: Marie Genevieve Serat Coguillard (married in […]

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