Un­cle Ben turns 90

Found­ing fa­ther of Char­lot­te­town and Car­bon­ear na­tive has quite a legacy


“His mem­ory is all but faded, but he can still to this day re­cite this poem from mem­ory word for word. Maybe love does tran­scend all.”

Through­out their mar­riage, Un­cle Ben and Effie had nine chil­dren — Lewis, Lester, Sandy, Marie, Tony, Ram­sey, Blanche, Ben Jr. and Irv­ing.

Un­cle Ben stands by the signs he’s erected on the trapline trail. Ev­ery year the fam­ily heads over the trapline to this spot at the foot of White Hill Moun­tain to honor him and en­sure their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren al­ways know how hard he worked to pave the way for them to have a bet­ter life.

Un­cle Ben Pow­ell proudly stands with a lynx caught on his traplines.

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