From the recording Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley (Folk Show)
Battle Hill is the story of a unique place in the Upper Ottawa Valley on Hwy 17 between Bissett Creek and Deux Rivieres marked on the maps as "Battle Hill". Historical records indicate that the name came from the battle land surveyors had to endure when they routed the trans-Canada highway through this rugged section of the Canadian Shield. Other sources suggest that the name relates to another situation/event, but I'm sticking with the land surveyor story, because I know how incredibly rugged the land in that region is. Not far from this location is another example of how rugged this land is; in Moose Bay on the Ottawa River, the river is 650’ deep, making the riverbed 150’ below sea level. The Ottawa Valley is dear to my heart. Battle Hill is a special place.