As we examine Cochrane history this week, library archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore reads a couple sports notes from the Northland Post on August 7th, 1941.
First, a speckled trout that claimed a place in the Refrigerated Museum established by Earl Hurst.
“It is the trophy of Henry Osmar, who captured it in an unnamed stream east of town. Weighing one pound two ounces, it measures 13-and-a-half inches in length. “
The story also noted that Bud Ticknor hauled in a lake trout that weighed 11 1/4 lbs. cleaned, so probably 14 lbs. when caught.
Next, a Civic Holiday shoot at the Gun Club.
“Rocky Fasano and Harry Sawyer captured the major prizes in a field of fifteen,” reads Proulx-Chedore. “These two tied at first and had to shoot it out, Fasano finishing first and Sawyer second.”
Thanks, as always, to Ardis Proulx-Chedore and the Cochrane Public Library for allowing us to use its archives for our weekly history feature.