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Remember This? The man who started Wolf Week

James Watson Curran sure made his mark. He had the idea for the first Community Day Parade (now known as RotaryFest), convinced Rudyard Kipling (Rudyard Kipling!) to write a poem for our cenotaph, and started something called Wolf Week.

Remember This? Lets all be glad it's not the 1930s anymore

Pictured, at left, is a strange device designed to pull individual strands of hair from one's head. One. By. One. Just kidding! That's a perm machine from the 1930s. Still. Ouch, right? The Sault Ste.

Remember This? Cold weather amusements

We all know that even (especially?) when it's cold, Saultites can find plenty to do outdoors. Apparently that's nothing new. The Sault Ste.

Remember This? The cost of freedom

With Remembrance Day coming on Tuesday, this week's edition of Remember This? reminds us of the toll of war and the cost of freedom. The Sault Ste.

Remember this? Guess how old we are?

You know what's old? The museum itself. First created in 1920, it wasn't until 1951 that the city-sanctioned board got its own space (Pictured above. Thanks for the furniture Sir James Dunn!) at the Pine Street Armoury for a library/museum.

Remember This? A fancy affair

The leaves have changed colour and back in the day, that meant it was time for local ladies and gents to break out their ball gowns and cummerbunds. That’s right, fall meant social season in the Sault. And it was kind of a big deal.

Remember This? That's a lot of shovels

Way back in the 1890s, 400 men worked dug for years to hollow out the spot where the Sault Canal now runs. And, they were apparently pretty careful about it.

Remember This? How Adolf came to the Sault and died on the Titanic

He invented not only the Sjöstedt Sulpher Roaster but the Sjöstedt Electric smelting furnace as well, but in the end he is probably most well known by Saultites for the way he died.

Remember This? No horses on the sidewalk. It's the law

You can't ride a horse down city sidewalks these days, and you couldn't back in 1879 either. While that didn't change, other aspects of Sault Ste. Marie life certainly did with the advent of the automobile. Keep reading as the Sault Ste.

Remember This? What to wear to the beach

If you're planning on going swimming this weekend, just be thankful it's not 1902 when city council had some pretty weird ideas about women's beach wear.