Image Bank

A collection of historical photos documenting the history of the Gatineau Valley.

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McCloskey House Ridge Road

© Gatineau Valley Historical Society

Image: CD-055/02942-002
Location: Chelsea, Quebec, Canada

Image Date: 1959

Picture of the McCloskey house and clearing : this was the last of the farming houses of the Ridge Road settlements. The McCloskey Road is shown on ski maps from 1926 on. The Ottawa Ski Club was allowed to use it as a feeding station for a 30 km cross-country race on February 21, and then as a shelter in the 1961-1962 and 1962-1963 ski seasons, pending the installation of the new Western Lodge in 1963. It was then demolished, as with snowmobile traffic then allowed on the Parkway and its proposed extensions, it was considered at risk for accidental arson. March 1959.