THE WAWA HISTORY ALBUM


History isn't just about viewing a lot of old pictures.  It's also about reading historical accounts by and about the people who lived in those times. 


The Township of Michipicoten Heritage Committee has produced a number books about the history of Wawa and its surrounding area.  There are other Wawa History Books written by local authors.
All are available for sale on this site using PayPal
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THROUGH OUR EYES

"THROUGH OUR EYES" is an increasing series of books of stories by families and individuals who lived in Wawa.  Edited by Kaireen Morrison, the family stories provide insight to life in the Wawa area and add texture to the pictures on this site. If you have a story about your time in Wawa, you can email the Wawa Heritage Committee for information on how to present it.

VOLUME ONE
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Gus & Hilma Aho, Harry & Sherlee Aho, Ed Berdusco, Harold & Gladys Dand, Jean Campbell Roberts, Marie Nyman David, Evelyn Lebrun Diak, Freda Ann (Jetsum) Gatz, Gordon & Marie Haight, Ursula Wilmot Hechler, Josef & Lore Hoffmann, Corbett Kennedy, Kay Kennedy, Ann & Eddie Kontscheider, Frank & Mary Krmpotich, Alma Lavoie, Rudy & Helen Lind, Don McLean, Anna Mitrikas, Stan Rudnicki, Jerry & Ann Russ, Ernie & Jane Shamess, Harold & Hazel Soderlund, Vicki & Mervin Switzer, Les Vikken, and Howard West.

 



VOLUME TWO
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Brian Breton, George Burns, Ole & Ingrid Christiansen, Jack & Joan Code, Helen Devon MacNeil, Myrtle (Frayn) Globensky, Patricia Summers Gray, Bert Haman, Reg & Jean Hay, Henry Hechler, Don & Irja Inouye, Fred & Victoria Jones, Gus & Anna Klockars, The Kuziw Family, John Leveille, Jean Cameron Leveille, Olga (Saplawy) McCluskie, Jack Myers, Dorothy Nixon, Jean Moore O'Brien, Hazel Soderlund's Medical Clinic Memories, Vera (Khull) Schneider, Percy Wardrop & Luella Wardrop Campbell and Ernest & Sarah Witty.

 

VOLUME THREE
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Cliff Bain, Richard Barrett, Roy Beith, Gerry Coutu, Marguerite (Fulcher) Duke, William "Bill" Ennor, Dennis Garrood, Joyce (Bowers) Giddens, Clarence & Hazel (Coulter) Inch, Bill & Marybelle Jarvis, The Keri Family, Rod Morrison, Eric & Jean Munro, Nethery-Keates-Mitchell Family, Millie Roberts, Louis & Mary Sabados, Hank & Barb Scott, Vaino & Violet (Tuomi) Sillanpaa and Stan & Fannie Woods.

 

 

VOLUME FOUR
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Rosemary (Smith) Allen, Howard & Susan Bryan, Lily (Holm) Case , The Russell Kerr Family, Carman & Verna Lethbridge, August & Geraldine Meacham, Mel Phillips, The Charlie Ward Family and Gladys (Mitchell) Wardrop.

 

 

VOLUME FIVE
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Bruce & Jackie Coyne, Nelson & Mildred Coyne, Eden Dalrymple, Floyd & Glowinn "Red" Gibson, Orvel & Dorothy Linington, Charlies Martin, Rilla (Evoy) North, Gloria (Moreau) Smith, Phyllis (Penno) Smith and Aileen (Mills) Thompson.

 

 

VOLUME SIX
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by William & Ida Ball, Dannie Biluk, Lester & Ruby Buckler, Helene (Charbonneau) Moller-Pollari, Elianne (Gervais) Dumont, Laureen (Morrison) Corboy, Jeanette Nelson McAree, Edna (Ward) Irwin and Gerhard Wunschmann.

 

VOLUME SEVEN
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by the Atkinson/Nelson family, Desmond Hatherall, Bruno & Renata Jacka, Glen Kerr, Zivko Kneisel, George & Dorothy McEwen, John & Liz Rose, Wesley & Eileen Ross, Pat & Ann Scott, Ron & Ruth Timpson and Ken & Abbie Thompson.

 

VOLUME EIGHT
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by the Auclair Family, Boucher-Kuyek Family, Norman & Charlotte Green, the Isaacson Family, Gordon & Theresa Lohnes, Hans Luthi, Max & Agnes Ostermeier, Gorden Pickell, Minnie & Lennie Spreng, Joe & Christa Thiel and Alan & Agnes Upham.

 

VOLUME NINE
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Fred and Charles Beck, Stan Cizinoski, Rick Cox, The Kienitz Family, Brenda MacDonald Dube, Les McNeil, Win Mills, Jane Shamess and Jack Campbell.

 

VOLUME TEN
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Leo and Gabrielle Asselin, Marian and Bert Bond, Geraldine Chisholm Rose, Georgette Pharand Dubreuil, Margaret Durrell Neiminen, Joan Grant Purvis, Frances Grasley, Isabel Henderson, Aline Cameron Langdon Haman, Marion Macleod Goodwin, John and Pat Nightingale and Jessie Latimer Wood.

 

VOLUME ELEVEN
Edited by Kaireen Morrison

Stories provided by Imre Bozik, Joe and Grace Dawyd, Elmer Diak, Doug and Johanna Hauser,
George and Cathy Lytwenko, Joe and Lenore Perkovich, David Spring, Tale of the Wendigo by Nick Krpan,
Duncan and Lois Wheatley and James and Maude Wood.

 


BOOKS BY JOHANNA ROWE
(SOLD AS A SEPARATE ORDER)

 

HEART OF A MOUNTAIN
SOUL OF A TOWN
Author: Johanna Rowe

Account of the rise and fall of Algoma Ore and the influence it had on the town of Wawa.

   
SIGNS OF HISTORY
Author: Johanna Rowe

Complete with maps, detailed directions, special cautions and photographs, this book describes some of the more popular points of interest around Wawa.  It includes easily accessible locations, as well as more remote places that are literally found off the beaten path.

 
 

MORE GREAT WAWA READING!

LAND OF THE BIG GOOSE
Author: Agnes W. Turcott

This is the first history of Wawa that was published.  In the latest printing of the book has additional pictures of Wawa included.

 

A PINCH OF TIME
Compiled by the Township of Michipicoten Heritage Committee

This a compilation of Favorite Wawa Family Recipes. Accompanying the each recipe, is a short family history

 

MAGPIE MEMOIRS
Author: Florence Marion Schenck Clarke

Compiled and edited by Johanna Rowe, this is one woman's memoirs of life at the Magpie Mine from 1912 to 1914.

 

 

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