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  • Burk's Falls Ont. West Side of Town
    Image       Colour illustrated postcard of the village of Burk's Falls from the west side of town. In the foreground there's a factory with lumber in its yard, possibly the Knight Brother's Factory. Behind the factory is the Magnetawan River. Across the river are houses. On the back of the postcard is ...
    Image     Colour illustrated postcard of the village of Burk's Falls from the west side of town. In the foreground there's a factory with lumber in its yard, possibly the Knight Brother's ...
  • Wooden Water Dam, Magnetawan, circa 1900
    Image       Black and white photograph of the first dam built on the Magnetawan River, which was built between 1885 -1886. There is water overflowing the damn and there's a foot bridge over the river. In the background there's a home.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the first dam built on the Magnetawan River, which was built between 1885 -1886. There is water overflowing the damn and there's a foot bridge ...
  • Closed Magnetawan Locks, circa 1920
    Image       On the back of the photograph, 'MAG LOCKS.,' is handwritten in pencil.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, 'MAG LOCKS.,' is handwritten in pencil.
  • Magnetawan River and Steamboat Line Purser's Ticket, 1928
    Text       A ticket from the Magnetawan Rivers Lakes Steamboat Lines. This ticket was most likely for the Armour. The ticket was meant to be punched to determine the date, the fare and the destination. The ticket is divided into four columns. The first column on the left is for the fare. ...
    Text     A ticket from the Magnetawan Rivers Lakes Steamboat Lines. This ticket was most likely for the Armour. The ticket was meant to be punched to determine the date, the fare ...
  • Jim McAmmond Catching Fish Bare Handed, circa 1950
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "Jim & I cataching fish for our freezer, we don't need lines just pick them out. 1950's," is handwritten in pencil.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "Jim & I cataching fish for our freezer, we don't need lines just pick them out. 1950's," is handwritten in pencil.
  • Flooded Cabin on Maple Island, 1922
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "flood at Maple Island 1922," is handwritten in blue ink.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "flood at Maple Island 1922," is handwritten in blue ink.
  • West Street South, Magnetawan
    ImageText       West Street South East side, Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 Fran-Ru Frank and Ruth Fairbrother, hence the name "Fran-Ru", built this as a summer resort in 1946. There were a few cabins they rented out as well as the main lodge. Some say Mr. & Mrs. Walker built and sold ...
    ImageText     West Street South East side, Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 Fran-Ru Frank and Ruth Fairbrother, hence the name "Fran-Ru", built this as a summer resort in 1946. There were a ...
  • The Armour Pulling into the Boat Lock, circa 1905
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Armour steamship coming up to the locks in Magnetawan. In the background the village can be seen. The Armour is entering at the low end of the lock. Once inside it will be raised and then it will continue its trip.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Armour steamship coming up to the locks in Magnetawan. In the background the village can be seen. The Armour is entering at the low ...
  • Magnetawan Lock, 1890
    Image       A black and white photograph of the top of the Magnetawan locks. The photo shows the lock full of water. In the background shows buildings along the water in the village.
    Image     A black and white photograph of the top of the Magnetawan locks. The photo shows the lock full of water. In the background shows buildings along the water in the ...
  • The Glenada with Passengers, Magnetawan River, circa 1930
    Image       'Glenada' is written, both, on the side of the boat and on the flag on the bow of the ship.
    Image     'Glenada' is written, both, on the side of the boat and on the flag on the bow of the ship.
  • Lighthouse on Lake Cecebe
    Image       Written on the bottom of the page "Original Lighthouse". There's also an illegible postmark.
    Image     Written on the bottom of the page "Original Lighthouse". There's also an illegible postmark.
  • View of the Village of Magnetawan, 1918
    Image       In the lower right corner of the photograph, "1918," is handwritten.
    Image     In the lower right corner of the photograph, "1918," is handwritten.
  • Distress Bridge, Near Magnetawan, circa 1920
    Image       On the front of the photograph along the bottom, "DISTRESS BRIDGE, NEAR MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO" is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
    Image     On the front of the photograph along the bottom, "DISTRESS BRIDGE, NEAR MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO" is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
  • Tourists in a canoe at McAmmonds Camp, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       On the back of the photograph, "Tourists at McAmmonds camp 1930's', handwritten in pencil.
    Imagemystery     On the back of the photograph, "Tourists at McAmmonds camp 1930's', handwritten in pencil.
  • Boating on the lake at McAmmonds, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       On the back of the photograph, "At McAmmonds 1930's", handwritten in pencil.
    Imagemystery     On the back of the photograph, "At McAmmonds 1930's", handwritten in pencil.
  • Group of People Catching Fish Bare Handed, circa 1950
    Imagemystery       On the back of the photograph, "Sucker fishy Dear River 1950's," is handwritten in pencil.
    Imagemystery     On the back of the photograph, "Sucker fishy Dear River 1950's," is handwritten in pencil.
  • Cedar Croft Fishermen's Race, circa 1920
    Image       Along the bottom if the image, 'CEDAR CROFT FISHERMEN'S RACE (An annual event that is closely contested each year),' was added by the manufacturer.
    Image     Along the bottom if the image, 'CEDAR CROFT FISHERMEN'S RACE (An annual event that is closely contested each year),' was added by the manufacturer.
  • A Cottage at the Waters Edge, circa 1910
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a cabin just off a body of water. There is a dock on the water and a canoe pulled up on the shore. The cabin is nestled in the forest. The cabin is a one floor wooden structure with an attic space or a loft. ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a cabin just off a body of water. There is a dock on the water and a canoe pulled up on the shore. The cabin ...
  • Houses on Richmond Street
    ImageText       Richmond Street This photo was taken about 1900 looking across the river to the south shore. The building on the extreme left is on the larger Island owned by Taylor Lumber Company. The building at the top of the hill is St. Paul's Lutheran Church 1885-1913. The white house is ...
    ImageText     Richmond Street This photo was taken about 1900 looking across the river to the south shore. The building on the extreme left is on the larger Island owned by Taylor ...
  • 22 Bay Street, Magnetawan
    ImageText       22 Bay Street, south side Part Lot 7 This property belonged to Frank Osborne in the 1940s and he built two cottages on the lot. The property lines in this part of town seemed to be in question between Dolly McLaughlan and Frank, who were brother and sister and whose ...
    ImageText     22 Bay Street, south side Part Lot 7 This property belonged to Frank Osborne in the 1940s and he built two cottages on the lot. The property lines in this ...
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