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REPORT OF HIKE
DATE: Saturday, October 30, 1965
PLACE: Bell School Line and Kelso Dam Area; in the townships of Nelson and Nassagaweya.
WEATHER: Sunny, clouding over later on in the day.  Temperature about 50° or 55°.  A pleasant day.
IN ATTENDANCE: Rob Hedges
David Lefebure
Paul Londerville
Peter Neame
Eric Sigvaldason
Robert Sewell

mileage
0
Mr. Roberts drove us up to the intersection of Bell School Line and Number Two Side Road.  Here we started walking.  We planned to go to Kelso Dam.
0.7
We crossed a branch of Bronte Creek.  The flood land on both sides of the creek at this point were perhaps 0.1 mile from band to bank, and the entrenched meanders which are so prevalent farther down the river (e.g. between No. 1 Side Road and Upper Middle Road) were not seen.
3
We came to No. 5 Side Road.  The Bell School Line jogs to the west a little below No. 5 Side Road; and a little to the east above No. 5 Side Road.  (See map)  We followed No. 5 Side Road for a hundred yards or so.  This jog in the road is to avoid two bridges across the creek.  (The same creek we crossed at 0.7 miles.)
 
mapcreek
4
We left the road to investigate an abandoned farm house.
4.6
We came to No. Ten Side Road.  On the westerly corner of the intersection stood the now abandoned Bell School.  The bell from the tower was missing.  We got inside the school from the rear, but there was nothing to see inside anyway.  It was pretty run down inside.  When we came out again, I took the following picture:
Bell School
The plaque above the door reads:
S S No 13
ERECTED
A.D.
1878
 
We then pushed on up the escarpment.

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