Interesting Facts about Webbwood's Past
· Lester B. "Mike" Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada was the federal member of parliament from October 25, 1948 until April 19, 1968.
· The T.V. show "Adventures in Rainbow Country" which ran in the early 1970's was filmed mainly in Whitefish Falls but some filming was done around Webbwood. The Shakespeare Gold Mine was the supposed location for the episode "The Kind from Spanish Harlem." This episode was about a troubled boy who ends up stuck in an abandoned mine.
· James "Rusty" Hughes who played in the early days of the NHL was born May 12, 1906 in Webbwood.
· In 1990, Roy Beaudoin published a book on Webbwood titled "Webbwood The First Hundred Years 1891 - 1991"
· James Doyle wrote "Barbara M. Hanley: First Woman Mayor in Canada" which can be found in Ontario History, Volume XXXIV, Number 2 (June 1992) p 133-140.
· Other books where families with a Webbwood connection are mentioned:
- Tall Pines and Sparkling Waters
- Memories of the Sauble and Spanish Rivers
- 1993 by Ann Schoen - This book is dedicated to all the pioneers of Salter, May, Harrow, Victoria and Hallam Townships. Families mentioned:
- Bayes, George Fitzsimmons
- Beaudoin, Samuel
- Buell, William
- Burns, Augustus
- Campbell, Robert
- Capes, Hiram
- Dorriesfield, Herman
- Goodchild, William
- Heaton, James
- Hunt, Stanley
- Hunt, William
- Morgan, Peter
- Patterson, Frank
- Proctor, Edward
- Root, James
- Scott, John
- Tallon, James
- Toland, Joseph
- Wiesner, Josef
- Wilkinson, William
- Williams, Fred
- Blucher builders: Blucher community, 1900 - 1982 mentions the Mitchell Family. Clyde and Cecelia were the builders of the former "Mitch's Motel" in Webbwood.
- Bruce Mines Heritage The Wishmans
- By lake and forest: the story of Algoma
- Cadillac: prairie heritage The Charles Smith Family
- Down Memory Lane Clarence and Grace Alton
- Historique de la paroisse de Chelmsford Ontario Dinille Patrick, Goodchild Walter
- Historique de la paroisse Saint-Charles Pilon, Gedeon
- A History of the Elks of Canada, 1912 - 1987
- River Hills to Sand Hills: a history of Pennant District Clarence and Grace Alton
- Sudbury's People mentions Silverman, Lesser and Sadowski familes
- Walford United Church, 1890 - 1975: Thanks for the Memory