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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coming into Burk's Falls in the Early Days, circa 1900
    Image       Black and white photograph of the road leading into Burk's Falls. There is a river on the left side of the road. Across the river on the opposite shore are more buildings, which are likely homes. Down the road there are other buildings, which are either homes or small businesses.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the road leading into Burk's Falls. There is a river on the left side of the road. Across the river on the opposite shore are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Swing Bridge Up-Close, circa 1906.
    Image       Black and white photograph of a swing bridge on the Magnetawan. There is an unidentified house visible on the bank of the river. The are no cars or people on or near the bridge.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a swing bridge on the Magnetawan. There is an unidentified house visible on the bank of the river. The are no cars or people on ...
  • T. J. Daly House, built circa 1925
    ImageText       Biddy Street North East Side, Lot D Across from Highway 520 Tom Daley Sr. built this house after the original house burned in 1959. It is a one story frame building on a full basement. After Tom died his daughter Nancy Holborn owns the house and rents it out. Dan ...
    ImageText     Biddy Street North East Side, Lot D Across from Highway 520 Tom Daley Sr. built this house after the original house burned in 1959. It is a one story frame ...
  • Birds Eye View of Magnetawan, 1960
    Image       Colour aerial photograph of Magnetawan in 1960. The swing bridge can be seen crossing the Magnetawan River. Main street and a portion of the village can be seen on the left hand side of the photograph.
    Image     Colour aerial photograph of Magnetawan in 1960. The swing bridge can be seen crossing the Magnetawan River. Main street and a portion of the village can be seen on the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • The Steamer Glenada at Dock, circa 1921
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Glenda at dock. This is likely the wharf at Burk's Falls. The ship has no people on it. There are no people on the dock. There is a village behind the boat on the opposite shore.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Glenda at dock. This is likely the wharf at Burk's Falls. The ship has no people on it. There are no people on the ...
  • Wooden Burk's Falls Lock, circa 1900
    Image       Black and white photograph of an early wooden lock in Burk's Falls, on the Magnetawan River. There are open areas on the shore which features a few buildings. These buildings are likely farmhouses.
    Image     Black and white photograph of an early wooden lock in Burk's Falls, on the Magnetawan River. There are open areas on the shore which features a few buildings. These buildings ...
  • The Wanita at Dock, circa 1915
    Image       On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
    Image     On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
  • Knight Brother's Factory, 1907
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's Factory in Burk's Falls. This picture was taken from the opposite side of the river. The white cliff that can be seen below the factory is a build up of ice and snow. In the background are some of the buildings of ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's Factory in Burk's Falls. This picture was taken from the opposite side of the river. The white cliff that can be seen ...
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