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Local History

The Local History Collection at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library includes books, pamphlets, local newspapers, and scrapbooks which extensively document the history of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma. This collection is indexed by subject and keyword and can be searched through our catalogue.

Oral Histories of Sault Ste. Marie
In partnership with Living History Algoma, the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library is pleased to house an archive collection aimed at preserving our local history through storytelling. The project was founded by a volunteer committee in which community history is captured through video recorded conversations with local citizens.

The interviews can be accessed by searching for "Oral History" through the library catalogue.

For more information on the Oral History of Sault Ste. Marie project please visit their website.

Other Local History Resources

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

Sault History Online

Sault Ste. Marie Museum

Shingwauk Residential School Centre 

Dorothy MacKenzie - Sault Star Reporter Index

Dorothy (Moore) MacKenzie (1924 – 1998) was a reporter/columnist for the Sault Star in the 1960’s.  In her column, ‘Up and Down the Line’, she reported on the news and events happening in the towns and villages outside of Sault Ste. Marie, roughly covering the area from Spanish to the east and Wawa to the north.
This index covers the content of her columns published from 1960 to 1969.  Using this index as a guide, the Sault Star microfilm, available at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, can then be searched to see the actual columns.  

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