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    Ann McIntyre and Tim Gilbert rest next to the newly constructed general store. It wasn’t completed, but the festival allowed people to get a sneak peek at the village’s newest addition. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The festival allowed people to see how life was like in days past and what tools they would have commonly used. Bruce Gillies shows how to cut wood using a simple tool and elbow grease. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Chores were a constant thing back in the pioneer days and Rick Kuno has learned the knack in how to properly chop wood without losing a toe. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Juanita Martin traveled from Huntsville, Ont. to take part in the yearly festival. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Morgan “Pretty Boy Floyd” Wright looks dangerously pensive as he plans his next crime spree. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The modern oven is relatively new in Canadian households, and outdoor ovens were common for many centuries. Linda Ticknor and Robyn Culshaw used this type of oven to prepare lots of fresh goodies. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Peter Boudreau was the only survivor after a deadly shootout when the TNT Gang went looking for their partner Shorty. Poor Pretty Boy Floyd lies dead, proving that crime doesn’t pay in end. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Traveling back in time at the Heritage Festival

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday September 27, 2018


Every year, the Petawawa Heritage Village Festival captures what life would have been like in Upper Canada in the late 1800s. Entry to the festival was minimum donation of $5, which helps fund the village’s activities throughout the year. Visitors could watch the blacksmith, or a logger chop massive logs, and kids could play with old-fashioned toys or pet some farm animals. Mechanically inclined folk could appreciate how far the engine has come by watching the hit and miss engine collection, and the important contributions of the Algonquin First Nation were also on the display.