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Low Down Articles

Stories on diverse topics of local historical interest, originally published in the weekly newspaper "The Low Down to Hull and Back News" serving the Chelsea and La Pêche communities. Established in 1973, and located in Wakefield, the Low Down News is self-described as "an independent, feisty little English rag located in West Quebec". Reprinted with permission.

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150 Years of History in the Hills
A series of photo essays celebrating our Gatineau Valley history and heritage during Canada's sesquicentennial year.

The Way We Were
Stories on diverse topics of local historical interest, originally published in the Low Down to Hull and Back News.

Valley Lives
Tributes to the lives of Gatineau Valley residents no longer with us.

Houses of the Gatineau Hills
Stories of homes of local historical interest.

Spirit of Place
A column written by Catherine Joyce, a Chelsea author who contributed to other columns including The Way We Were, In the Hills and Artist Profiles.

In the Hills
A column written by Catherine Joyce, a Chelsea author who contributed to other columns including The Way We Were, Spirit of Place and Artist Profiles.

Artist Profiles
A column written by Catherine Joyce, a Chelsea author who contributed to other columns including The Way We Were, In the Hills and Spirit of Place.

Other Articles
Other articles of local historical interest.

Echoes from the Past
Selected articles on the history of the Gatineau from the Patrick Evans column "Echoes from the Past", originally printed in the Low Down to Hull and Back News and subsequently compiled by Jay Atherton and published in book form by the Gatineau Valley Historical Society (under its former name the Historical Society of the Gatineau) at Chelsea, Quebec, 1998.

Tom McLaughlin Articles
A series of articles on reminiscences in the 1930's living near Venosta, Quebec, written by Tom McLaughlin that appeared in "The Low Down to Hull and Back News" in 1991 and 1992 (note that these articles are not included in the search Low Down articles).