Thursday, November 26, 2015

The history of Laroche Park - part two

Today's issue of the Kitchissippi Times includes the second part of my history of Laroche Park. This article mostly covers the period of time from when it was converted from a dump to a park, and onwards. A few surprising near-misses on its usage are the highlights for sure, and also learn a bit more on who Mr. Laroche was.

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1 comment:

  1. This was a really great reading. I use to play at that park. I watch them put in the sewer for the transit and also the sewer that goes along the fence line at the east side of the park. The sewer for the transit goes right through the middle of the park. This was done in 1981. When they were digging the trench for the sewer on the east side of the park, I saw some really old bottles and other great stuff. Since I was young at the time, I didn't know what I had in my hands. Keith Brown was my coach for baseball back in the late 70's early 80's. There's a T shape for the sewer right across from Merton street for the transit. In the picture, you can see a trail that goes from Scott street to the park, that is were the sewer is. So many things to say about that park.