The last couple weeks in our Timmins history feature, we’ve been examining a source of that history that was written down before it was lost to time.
Museum director-curator Karen Bachmann says looking back now at the Porcupine Advance –which printed almost non-stop between 1912 and 1950 — is fun and informative.
You can delve into it on the Timmins Public Library’s website. Bachmann says go to the catalogue section and find the Porcupine Advance button.
“You click on that, pick your year and start reading,” she advises. “And I encourage you to do it and I guarantee you will find some things that are a real hoot to read.”
“We’re lucky that we have a newspaper that was here in the community right at its beginning,” Bachmann continues. “So it really helps you tell the story of the Porcupine Camp.”
That’s a frequent source of Bachmann’s material as she tells us every week about local history.