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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lifeline to the Heartland
    Video       Video recording of Glen Reid playing "Lifeline to the Heartland". This recording also features a discussion of local steamboat and river heritage. Old photographs are examined and discussed, with many references to the Magnetawan river and Burk's Falls area.
    Video     Video recording of Glen Reid playing "Lifeline to the Heartland". This recording also features a discussion of local steamboat and river heritage. Old photographs are examined and discussed, with many ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Looking Back with the Magnetawan Women's Institute
    TextImage       Two-hundred-sixty-six page history of the village of Magnetawan. Written by the Magnetawan Women's Institute.
    TextImage     Two-hundred-sixty-six page history of the village of Magnetawan. Written by the Magnetawan Women's Institute.
  • 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.
  • Wooden Dam at Burk's Falls, circa 1930
    Image       The caption at the bottom of the image reads 'This photo from the Warner collection shows Ernie Warner atop the wooden dam at Burk's Falls. The Wooden dam was replaced by a concrete dam completed in 1947.'
    Image     The caption at the bottom of the image reads 'This photo from the Warner collection shows Ernie Warner atop the wooden dam at Burk's Falls. The Wooden dam was replaced ...
  • The Armour with its Deck Loaded with People, circa 1920
    Image       On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is painted.
    Image     On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is painted.
  • The Magnetawan Locks, circa 1906
    Image       At the bottom in the centre 'The Locks, Magnetawan Ont.' is written in black.
    Image     At the bottom in the centre 'The Locks, Magnetawan Ont.' is written in black.
  • The Mike on the Magnetawan, circa 1923
    Image       Black and white photograph of the tugboat Mike with smoke coming off the smokestack. The boat is in the middle of the river, likely the Magnetawan. There are forests on either side of the river.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the tugboat Mike with smoke coming off the smokestack. The boat is in the middle of the river, likely the Magnetawan. There are forests on ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
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