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The Bathurst Pulp and Paper Industry -A Tale to Tell
Nepisiguit Centennial Museum & Cultural Centre
Bathurst , New Brunswick


work and perseverance the
first paper mill became one
of the most successful and
dominant in the world, the
local pulp and paper
enterprise a world class
   The mill is now closed,
the industry dormant. But the
story of the rise and fall of

Bathurstís pulp and paper
industry lives on forever in
A Tale to Tell.
   The exhibit includes
photos, artifacts from the
Mill Room at the Nepisiguit
Centennial Museum and
Cultural Centre, and, most
telling, the memories of the
former employees of this

great enterprise. They were
anxious to record every
detail of the glory days of
high employment, healthy
paychecks, admirable
administration as well as the
years of a fading industry.
The words of early sawmill
workers, foresters, loggers,
river guides and camp

workers, cooks, teamsters and
the employees of the Bathurst
Lumber Company/ the Bathurst
Pulp and Paper Mill/ Bathurst
Power and Paper
Mill/Consolidated Bathurst
Mill and finally the Smurfit-
Stone Container Mill provide
a rich text to this exhibit.
   Now it is time to tell

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