The Daily Press, the city of Timmins newspaper.
Karen Bachmann is the director/curator of the Timmins Museum and a local author.
HISTORY: Social activities also made big news in the Porcupine Camp
Out and about in the Porcupine in 1915 – here are a few items (OK, some serious, some gossip) that made the papers that year. Front page news for June of that year included the exciting announcement that the mill at Schumacher Mines was to be completed by July, and that they were very quickly sinking another 200 feet at the mine (they had already sank 300 feet).
Fifty men were working underground with another 14 on the surface, but it was predicted that many more men could look forward to steady employment at the site.
Not to be outdone, Pike Lake Gold Mines in Deloro Township, run out of New York City, was actively exploiting their six claims. A bunkhouse, kitchen, blacksmith’s shop and office were built. Twenty men were hired to sink the initial shaft by hand and to build the road into the property, located about four miles south of South Porcupine.