“There’s no log­i­cal rea­son this should have sur­vived – but here it is.”

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There are also the dig­i­tal copies of each pho­to­graph lost in the fire, and other ob­jects Paul Ste­he­lin, the founder’s great-grand­son, has yet to bring over.

And then, of course, is the man­u­script, which will be fea­tured at the fore­front of the in­ter­pre­tive cen­tre that re­mains in the works.

The man­u­script was writ­ten by Paul Ste­he­lin, the grand­son of the his­toric site’s founders, and is ti­tled ‘Elec­tric City: The Ste­he­lins of New France.’ The­ri­ault says it tells the story of the famed lum­ber­mill, its eclec­tic and mul­ti­cul­tural

— Hal The­ri­ault

work­force and its bright elec­tric­ity from which it got its name.

And now, its charred pages will tell a new story – of how the mem­ory of Elec­tric City has sur­vived, de­spite it all.

“The story is so vivid, in peo­ple’s minds. [This man­u­script] cer­tainly is not worth any value, but it gives us a vivid ex­hibit of the fire, and what hap­pened here,” says The­ri­ault.


Charred re­mains of the ‘Elec­tric City: The Ste­he­lins of New France’ man­u­script.

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