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  • Magnetawan Wharf in Winter, circa 1923
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Magnetawan Wharf covered in snow during the winter. There is an unidentified boat in the water. There a stack of lumber along an under used road going into the wharf. This lumber may be railway ties.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Magnetawan Wharf covered in snow during the winter. There is an unidentified boat in the water. There a stack of lumber along an under ...
  • Joe Nelson's House and Gordon Raaflauf's Hose, Magnetawan
    Image       Below the top photograph, 'Jos. Nelson's House - Built 1949,' written in marker. On the bottom photograph, 'The former Paget, Gordon Raaflaub's on Lot 10 Miller Street,' has been added.
    Image     Below the top photograph, 'Jos. Nelson's House - Built 1949,' written in marker. On the bottom photograph, 'The former Paget, Gordon Raaflaub's on Lot 10 Miller Street,' has been added.
  • The Wurm Farm, Magnetawan
    ImageText       The Wurm Farm Lot 26, 27 Con.3 Chapman Township Waterfront land on Con. 4 Julius Wurm came here from Kitchener, Ontario with his mother and stepfather, Mr.& Mrs. Wm. Hoerner, in 1877. When he turned 18 the next November, he obtained a grant for Lot 26, and the next year ...
    ImageText     The Wurm Farm Lot 26, 27 Con.3 Chapman Township Waterfront land on Con. 4 Julius Wurm came here from Kitchener, Ontario with his mother and stepfather, Mr.& Mrs. Wm. Hoerner, ...
  • Horse-drawn Logging Sled at Marsden's, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a logger driving a sleigh loaded with logs. There are two large horses pulling the sleigh. The photograph was taken in a snow covered field, suggesting that the picture was taken in winter.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a logger driving a sleigh loaded with logs. There are two large horses pulling the sleigh. The photograph was taken in a snow covered field, ...
  • Moving Lumber by Railroad with a Pick-Up Truck, circa 1920
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a modified truck hauling lumber while traveling on railroad tracks. There are men on either side of the truck. The ground is covered in snow except for the two black lines where railroad tracks are.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a modified truck hauling lumber while traveling on railroad tracks. There are men on either side of the truck. The ground is covered in snow ...
  • Shipping Lumber by Sleigh, Dunchurch, circa 1920
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "MARK TAYLOR SHIPPING LBR - BY SLEIGH DOWN WHITESTONE TO AROBEG 1920 +- EACH SLEIGH 10,000 F B.M," is handwritten.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "MARK TAYLOR SHIPPING LBR - BY SLEIGH DOWN WHITESTONE TO AROBEG 1920 +- EACH SLEIGH 10,000 F B.M," is handwritten.
  • 23 Bay Street, North Side, Magnetawan
    ImageText       23 Bay Street, North Side South side Lot 12, North side Lot 13, West side Church Street This two story frame house was built in 1940 by Bill Russell for Archie and Lillie King, Viola, Ray and Jack. New aluminum siding replaced the red insul brick. In her later years, ...
    ImageText     23 Bay Street, North Side South side Lot 12, North side Lot 13, West side Church Street This two story frame house was built in 1940 by Bill Russell for ...
  • House at 4252 Sparks Street North, Lot 9, East Side, Magnetawan
    ImageText       At the top of the page: "4252 Sparks Street North, Lot 9, East side" In between the two photos: "Main Street, Magnetawan, Ont." At the bottom of the page: "This house was built about 1909 by James Jenkins, who was a carpenter. It was later occupied by the Bill Lennox ...
    ImageText     At the top of the page: "4252 Sparks Street North, Lot 9, East side" In between the two photos: "Main Street, Magnetawan, Ont." At the bottom of the page: "This ...
  • Joseph and Janie Nelson House, Magnetawan
    ImageText       At the top of the page: "Miller Street. West side, Lot 17, access from Albert Street" At the bottom of the page: "This house was built in 1945-48 by Joseph and Janie Nelson. It is constructed of double board frame. Remodeling and landscaping has been done since Les Grasley and ...
    ImageText     At the top of the page: "Miller Street. West side, Lot 17, access from Albert Street" At the bottom of the page: "This house was built in 1945-48 by Joseph ...
  • Knights' Lumber Mill in Winter, Burk's Falls, circa 1920
    Image       The caption at the bottom of the image 'Knights' Mill, Burk's Falls' was added by Roger Simmons
    Image     The caption at the bottom of the image 'Knights' Mill, Burk's Falls' was added by Roger Simmons
  • 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 ...
  • Early and Modern Anglican Churches, Magnetawan, circa 1920 and 1997
    Image       Written in the middle of the photograph, 'ANGLICAN CHURCH 1997,' is handwritten.
    Image     Written in the middle of the photograph, 'ANGLICAN CHURCH 1997,' is handwritten.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Biddy Street North Lot 10, West side, Magnetawan
    ImageText       At the top of the photo: Biddy Street North Lot 10, West side Across from Biddy and Highway 520 At the bottom of the photo: Magnetawan Garage was built and operated by Tommy Miller in 1934 - 1959 when he sold to Joe Bernas and his brother-in-law Gord Molnor. Later, ...
    ImageText     At the top of the photo: Biddy Street North Lot 10, West side Across from Biddy and Highway 520 At the bottom of the photo: Magnetawan Garage was built and ...
  • Family Home at 4271 Sparks Street North, Magnetawan
    ImageText       4271 Sparks Street North South Part Lot 7, West side Francis and Ellen Stewart built this retirement home in 1925, when they sold the farm to Dave. After their deaths, the house belonged to three sons - Bill, Tom and John. Bill lived here after the war until his death ...
    ImageText     4271 Sparks Street North South Part Lot 7, West side Francis and Ellen Stewart built this retirement home in 1925, when they sold the farm to Dave. After their deaths, ...
  • Sketch of Snow-Covered Abandoned Barn
    Image       Handwritten in the bottom right corner is the artist's signature, “Steven Schamehoen.”
    Image     Handwritten in the bottom right corner is the artist's signature, “Steven Schamehoen.”
  • 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."
  • Dahms' Mill Yard, Two Teams with Their Teamsters, circa 1920
    Image       "DAHMS MILL, TWO TEAMS WITH THEIR TEAMSTERS POSE IN THE MILL YARD c1920"
    Image     "DAHMS MILL, TWO TEAMS WITH THEIR TEAMSTERS POSE IN THE MILL YARD c1920"
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