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  • Pencil Sketch of an Abandoned House, 1978
    Imagemystery       Pencil sketch of an abandoned home in a meadow. The front and side doors of the house are opened and ajar. The windows are broken. The house has one floor and an attic. Beside the building is a utility pole with its wires snapped.
    Imagemystery     Pencil sketch of an abandoned home in a meadow. The front and side doors of the house are opened and ajar. The windows are broken. The house has one floor ...
  • Pencil Sketch of a Snow-Covered Home, 1978
    Imagemystery       Handwritten at the bottom of the sketch in the middle: "November 30, 1978."
    Imagemystery     Handwritten at the bottom of the sketch in the middle: "November 30, 1978."
  • Pencil Sketch of a Large Wooden Barn, 1977
    Imagemysterycomment       Handwritten at the bottom of the sketch in addition to the signature: "Scotia Ont/77."
    Imagemysterycomment     Handwritten at the bottom of the sketch in addition to the signature: "Scotia Ont/77."
  • Sprucedale Railroad Station, circa 1915
    Imagemystery       There is a sign hanging from the station which says "SPRUCEDALE"
    Imagemystery     There is a sign hanging from the station which says "SPRUCEDALE"
  • Working Lumber Mill, circa 1920
    Imagemysterycomment       Black and white photograph of a lumber mill. On the left side there is a building with a ramp going into a second floor window. There are logs going up into the building along the ramp. In the foreground on the right are logs in a pile. There is a ...
    Imagemysterycomment     Black and white photograph of a lumber mill. On the left side there is a building with a ramp going into a second floor window. There are logs going up ...
  • Burk's Falls Fire Brigade in Front of C. W. Coulter Dry Goods, circa 1920
    Imagemystery       In the upper right corner 'Burk's Falls Fire Brigade pose in front of C. W. Coulter Dry Goods on Ontario Street. This photo would be in the early 1920s' was added by Roger Simmons.
    Imagemystery     In the upper right corner 'Burk's Falls Fire Brigade pose in front of C. W. Coulter Dry Goods on Ontario Street. This photo would be in the early 1920s' was ...
  • House and a Group of People Near a Lake, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph a group of people standing in front of a house and a barn in the woods near a lake or pond. There is a stack of firewood outside of the home. There are a few horses and other large farm animals mulling around the yard.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph a group of people standing in front of a house and a barn in the woods near a lake or pond. There is a stack of ...
  • The Original Burke House, 1883.
    Imagemystery       At the bottom of the image there is a caption which reads 'The original Burke House. Picture taken in 1883.'
    Imagemystery     At the bottom of the image there is a caption which reads 'The original Burke House. Picture taken in 1883.'
  • Demolition of the Sharpe Building, Newspaper clipping, circa 1960.
    TextImagemystery  Roger Simmons, Almaguin News (Burk's Falls, ON), 2003     Black and white newspaper clipping on the demolition of the Sharpe Building in Burk's Falls. The article shows images from before and after the demolition of the building.
    TextImagemystery  Roger Simmons, Almaguin News (Burk's Falls, ON), 2003   Black and white newspaper clipping on the demolition of the Sharpe Building in Burk's Falls. The article shows images from before and after the demolition of the building.
  • Horse Team Pulling a Funerary Cart, circa 1910
    Imagemystery       At the bottom of the image there is a caption which reads 'This team of horses not only pulled the hearse, but also a fire wagon.'
    Imagemystery     At the bottom of the image there is a caption which reads 'This team of horses not only pulled the hearse, but also a fire wagon.'
  • Hunters Arriving in Burk's Falls, Newspaper Clipping
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of hunters getting off the train in Burk's Falls and walking to the wharf so they can get boats to their winter hunting camps.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of hunters getting off the train in Burk's Falls and walking to the wharf so they can get boats to their winter hunting camps.
  • Burk's Falls and the Magnetawan River, circa 1890
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of Burk's Falls. The photograph was taken from a distance. The river and both shores can be seen in the photograph. On the close side of the river is a dockyard. On the river is an unidentified Steamboat. On the far side of the river there ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of Burk's Falls. The photograph was taken from a distance. The river and both shores can be seen in the photograph. On the close side of ...
  • Ferry on the Magnetawan River, circa 1923.
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a ferry, likely a car ferry, on the Magnetawan River. The shore where the photographer was standing can be seen in the bottom of the image. There is a town on a hill on the far side of the image. This town is likely Burk's ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a ferry, likely a car ferry, on the Magnetawan River. The shore where the photographer was standing can be seen in the bottom of the ...
  • Tugboat on Forested River, circa 1915.
    Imagemystery       A black and white photograph of a tugboat on a forested river. There are no people visible in the picture. This may be the tugboat Mike on the Magnetawan.
    Imagemystery     A black and white photograph of a tugboat on a forested river. There are no people visible in the picture. This may be the tugboat Mike on the Magnetawan.
  • Two Men on the Steamboat Mike, circa 1926.
    Imagemysterycomment       The name of the boat "Mike"
    Imagemysterycomment     The name of the boat "Mike"
  • Horse and Cutter
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of three groups of horse drawn sleighs. These sleigh are pulling sleds through a snow covered path in the forest. These sleighs are pulling loads of wood back to the lumber camp. Each of the sleighs is being pulled by two horses.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of three groups of horse drawn sleighs. These sleigh are pulling sleds through a snow covered path in the forest. These sleighs are pulling loads of ...
  • Newspaper Article on the Opening of Time Capsule from 1950 in Burk's Falls.
    Imagemystery       Black and white newspaper clipping detailing a time capsule from the 1950s and the opening of the capsule in 2000. The image appears to be from the burying of the time capsule.
    Imagemystery     Black and white newspaper clipping detailing a time capsule from the 1950s and the opening of the capsule in 2000. The image appears to be from the burying of the ...
  • Three Loggers holding Cant Hooks, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of three lumberjacks. They are standing on a stacked pile of logs. The lumberjacks are all holding "cant hooks", which were common tools used in the logging process.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of three lumberjacks. They are standing on a stacked pile of logs. The lumberjacks are all holding "cant hooks", which were common tools used in the ...
  • Boat and River Seen from Swing Bridge, circa 1923
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a boat coming down a forested river. This river is likely the Magnetawan. There are boats docked on either side of the river.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a boat coming down a forested river. This river is likely the Magnetawan. There are boats docked on either side of the river.
  • Magnetawan Wharf, Burk's Falls, Ontario, circa 1925
    Imagemystery       In the upper right corner 'Magnetawan River, Burk's Falls, Ont.' in black.
    Imagemystery     In the upper right corner 'Magnetawan River, Burk's Falls, Ont.' in black.
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