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  • This is Blind River, Circa 1982
        This is a 36-page black and white newsprint booklet about Blind River. It contains comprehensive information about town history, chamber of commerce, businesses, services and tourism. If also contains the advertisements of many local businesses.
      This is a 36-page black and white newsprint booklet about Blind River. ...
  • Load of Hay, Blind River ca 1925, Timber Village #0599
        Photo depicts a load of hay and two men driving a Pierce Arrow truck ca 1925. This image was used on a postcard and has been colourized. The truck was one of a fleet of Pierce Arrow trucks owned and operated by the J.J. McFadden of Spragge, Blind River and ...
      Photo depicts a load of hay and two men driving a Pierce ...
  • CKNR radio station promotion piece, Blind River, Circa 1958
        This is a five-page promotional piece aimed at making the case for a local radion station based in Blind River to serve the needs of that community and the North Shore area. The writer describes the region from Thessalon to Massey including Manitoulin Island, in terms of the populations, current ...
      This is a five-page promotional piece aimed at making the case for ...
  • A Brief History of Seymour L. Sellers, Blind River, 1883-1978
        This is a one page historical summary of the life of S. L. Sellers, Logging Superintendent with Carpenter Hixon Company, Blind River.
      This is a one page historical summary of the life of S. ...
  • Blind River Mill in Colour, Circa 1940
        This is a framed colour photograph of the large McFadden lumber mill in Bind River. The mill buildings can be seen by the water in the foreground while extensive lumber piles extend into the distance.
      This is a framed colour photograph of the large McFadden lumber mill ...
  • Blind River Mill, Aerial, Circa 1930
        The Blind River Mill was sold by J.J McFadden to Carpenter-Hixon out of Minnesota in 1926. Carpenter-Hixon invested $3.5 million dollars and turned it into the largest white pine mill in the world and the largest mill in Canada east of the Rockies. At its peak it boasted a staff ...
      The Blind River Mill was sold by J.J McFadden to Carpenter-Hixon out ...
  • Quilted (Baby - Carriage) Blanket (by Annie Jones)
        This small hand sewn quilt is sized to suit a baby carriage or a cradle. The pattern appears to be the eight pointed star and is done is lovely colors and patterned materials.
      This small hand sewn quilt is sized to suit a baby carriage ...
  • Hand sewn Blue And White Name Quilt
        This handsewn quilt is a combination of blue and white squares each of which has been embroidered with multiple names radiating out from a centre circle that has a small cluster of multi colored flowers made of french knots.
      This handsewn quilt is a combination of blue and white squares each ...
  • Wright Chainsaw (Model GS 2520)
        This saw manufactured by Wright is possibly a Model GS-2520 that was only in production from 1958 to 1959 and was actually a reciprocating saw/chainsaw.
      This saw manufactured by Wright is possibly a Model GS-2520 that was ...
  • Hand Crafted Wood and Metal Model of Alligator, Steam Warping Tug (Created by Joe Sarazin)
        In black hand-writing on the bottom, J. Sarazin.
      In black hand-writing on the bottom, J. Sarazin.
  • Hand Carved Replica of Wooden Logging End Jammer (Created by Joe Briere)
        Accession #980.313.1
      Accession #980.313.1
  • Wooden Replica of Tramway, ca 1950, part of Blind River sawmill site, (Created by Joe Sarazin)
        This is a hand created replica of a wooden tramway which was used for the horses to travel toward the greenway at the sawmill. The logs would be unloaded and travel up the greenway into the sawmill building to be sawed by the sawyer. Tramways were often a place where ...
      This is a hand created replica of a wooden tramway which was ...
  • Hand Quilted Name Quilt (From Mississauga First Nation)to Dr. Frank Hammil.
        This colorful hand sewn quilt was a gift to Dr. Frank Hammil from the families of the Mississaugi First Nation who he treated and was well respected by. Each panel represents a particular family.
      This colorful hand sewn quilt was a gift to Dr. Frank Hammil ...
  • Photo of Joseph Briere (Sculptor)
        A black and white photo of wood sculptor Joseph Briere in his kitchen. With a replica of a "brag load".
      A black and white photo of wood sculptor Joseph Briere in his ...
  • Hand Crafted Replica of Logging Camp Horse Stable (Created by Joe Briere)
        Accession #980.316.1
      Accession #980.316.1
  • Hand Carved Reproduction of Road Icing Machine (Created by Joe Briere)
        Accession #980.319.1
      Accession #980.319.1
  • Horse Drawn Log Skidder, Model (Created by Joe Briere)
        Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of the bush either with oxen or later horses which proved to be a better choice for handling abilities. Some horses proved very adept at their jobs and knew what was expected with little to no direction from their ...
      Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of ...
  • Hand Crafted Replica of Horse Drawn V Plough (Created by Joe Briere)
        Accession #980.318.1
      Accession #980.318.1
  • Logging Camp Sauna Replica (Created by Joe Briere)
        A small model of a wooden sauna that was particularly popular with the Finnish loggers in the area. The Finns brought their love of saunas with them and the benefits quickly became apparent to their fellow loggers at the end of a long hard day in the bush.
      A small model of a wooden sauna that was particularly popular with ...
  • Hand Made Replica of Logging Camp Camboose (Created by Joe Briere)
        This is a handmade wooden cabin representing the combination bunkhouse, cook-houses that were common in the lumber camps. The photos show the bunks around the walls as well as the fire pit in the middle.
      This is a handmade wooden cabin representing the combination bunkhouse, cook-houses that ...
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