are many interesting things to look at on the walls
at Curly Portable's.
information awaits you.
was born around 1895, somewhere in the Rawdom Hills of
Nova Scotia. At the early ago of five (he was a
BIG BOY) he began working in the woods cutting Firewood
for his mother.She sold it to the nearby Villiages
and their Moose "Chocolate" and "Mickey"
hauled it in. (They couldn't afford horses.) Curly
had accidentally killed his father "Perfect Peter"
a couple of years earlier when he "felled" a
large Hemlock which landed on "Perfect Peter's"
head. His mother "Pretty Peggy" kept a closer
watch on him. It
was during this time that Curly was developing the idea
for his Famous "Triple Bitted Axe". (one third
more cutting area, one third less sharpening time and
always two free cutting edges when one was in use!) To
prove his theory , Curly knew that he had to go to the
land o fhte "Tall Timber." So after packing
up Micky and Chocolate, Curly bid a tearful goodbye to
his mother and headed for New Brunswick....and B.C..
West, the news spread like wildfire. A big "BLUENOSER"
with a matched pair of logging moose had perfected the "TRIPLE
BITTED AXE" and was clear cutting his way up to Prince
Geroge. (This Trail was later to become the Alaska Highway.)
Curly was a success! He patented his axe (#AXE300021P65)
and after going to china to collect the first seddlings
for B.C.'s renowned Plywood forests he returned to Nova
Scotia and the Rawdon Hills where he found his mother sitting
by the beautiful stand of Cat spruce on the edge of MacDonald
Bog, where he had left her. They moved to Halifax and opened
a shop producing the famous Triple Bitted Axe", (Autographed)
and later his "Four handled Buck Saw and Double Headed
Hammer" (two heads are always better than one.)
his mother, "Pretty Peggy" was killed in the Halifax
Explosion by a flying anchor. Curly had some local success
for a few years with his "Cast Iron Umbrella".
was elected to government, ("The Perfect Portable People's
Party") and set up the "Ministry of Development"
which financed other businesses such as: the Water Proof
Fish Net Co., for fishing in the rain; and the Blubber Boot
Co. - Worn by Whale Fishermen.
awaiting the success of these companies, Curly was informed
of the death of Chocolate and Mickey in a traffic accident
(Their horns failed). Aged, frail and shattered by the news,
Curly passed on.
was buried beside Pretty Peggy, Perfect Peter, Chocolate
and Mickey at MooseHaven, Hants County, Nova Scotia.
The site is marked by two crossed Triple Bitted Axes and
is open to the Public Monday to Friday, From 9a.m. to