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  • Map of Strong Township, Machar
    Imagemystery       Photocopy of an early concession map for Strong Township. The township is divided into 14 x 30 plots. Lake Bernard is still Stony Lake at this time. Pool Lake and Lake Wallace are also shown. The main road Distress Road is in the middle of the map. The townships on ...
    Imagemystery     Photocopy of an early concession map for Strong Township. The township is divided into 14 x 30 plots. Lake Bernard is still Stony Lake at this time. Pool Lake and ...
  • Strong Township Report
    Text       A copy of the original founding document for Sundridge. The report was compiled by the Honourable Commissioner of Crown Lands of Ontario. It details the soils, the roads and trees. Later it goes on to describe the colonization of the area.
    Text     A copy of the original founding document for Sundridge. The report was compiled by the Honourable Commissioner of Crown Lands of Ontario. It details the soils, the roads and trees. ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Excerpt from "God's Country" by Rev. John Firman
    Text       Two page excerpt from God's Country. The excerpt focuses on the Methodist Church in Sundridge. A lot of the history of the Methodist Church has been lost. The records of the church don't start until 1890. This excerpt covers the sparse material available up until 1930.
    Text     Two page excerpt from God's Country. The excerpt focuses on the Methodist Church in Sundridge. A lot of the history of the Methodist Church has been lost. The records of ...
  • Emsdale Agricultural Society Scrapbook, 1895 - 1989
    TextImage       One-hundred-twenty-four page binder about the Emsdale Agricultural Society from 1895 - 1989. The binder was compiled in the fashion of a scrapbook. Subjects covered in the scrapbook include: the Emsdale Fall Fair, members of the Emsdale Agricultural Society, photographs, Agricultural Society award winners, and newspaper clippings relating to the society.
    TextImage     One-hundred-twenty-four page binder about the Emsdale Agricultural Society from 1895 - 1989. The binder was compiled in the fashion of a scrapbook. Subjects covered in the scrapbook include: the Emsdale ...
  • Art Buchanan's Store with a Crowd, Dunchurch, circa 1900
    Image       Along the bottom on the front of the picture, "BUCHANAN'S STOR 1900,' is handwritten. On the back of the picture, "ART BUCANAN'S STORE MAIN ST DUNCHURCH 1900 +-," is handwritten.
    Image     Along the bottom on the front of the picture, "BUCHANAN'S STOR 1900,' is handwritten. On the back of the picture, "ART BUCANAN'S STORE MAIN ST DUNCHURCH 1900 +-," is handwritten.
  • The Boats of Burk's Falls
    Video       An elderly man from the Burk's Falls area is interviewed and gives a slide show of various boats that sailed in the area in the early twentieth century.
    Video     An elderly man from the Burk's Falls area is interviewed and gives a slide show of various boats that sailed in the area in the early twentieth century.
  • South River Under Construction
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of South River under construction. The picture was taken from a great height. There are two blocks visible. The block in the middle is just starting to be built up. There's one building, likely a house, which is under construction. There are many empty lots.
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of South River under construction. The picture was taken from a great height. There are two blocks visible. The block in the middle is just starting ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Moulton's House, circa 1910
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "MOULTONS HOUSE DUNCHURCH 1910 +- LOT 61 CON B. HAGERMAN," is handwritten.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "MOULTONS HOUSE DUNCHURCH 1910 +- LOT 61 CON B. HAGERMAN," is handwritten.
  • Sundridge Main Street in the Winter, circa 1910
    Image       Black and white photograph of a horse-drawn sled being pulled along the middle of the snow covered Main Street in Sundridge. The street is lined with houses. There are also utility poles on either side of the street. On the right side of the street there are a few people ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of a horse-drawn sled being pulled along the middle of the snow covered Main Street in Sundridge. The street is lined with houses. There are also ...
  • Dunchurch from the Top of the Hill, circa 1912
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL DUNCHURCH 1912 +-," is handwritten in black ink.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL DUNCHURCH 1912 +-," is handwritten in black ink.
  • Faded Photograph of St. Paul's Church, Sundridge, circa 1915
    Image       Written on the front of the picture: "St. Paul's Church Sundridge."
    Image     Written on the front of the picture: "St. Paul's Church Sundridge."
  • Sundridge and Part of Stony Lake, circa 1916
    Image       Along the bottom of the picture: "Sundridge Ont. Part of Stony Lake." Handwritten on the back: "Village of Sundridge File."
    Image     Along the bottom of the picture: "Sundridge Ont. Part of Stony Lake." Handwritten on the back: "Village of Sundridge File."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • View from the Locks, Magnetawan, circa 1920
    Image       On the front of the photograph along th bottom, "VIEW FROM THE LOCKS, MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO," is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
    Image     On the front of the photograph along th bottom, "VIEW FROM THE LOCKS, MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO," is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
  • Moore's Threshing Machine, Dunchurch, 1933
    Image       Along the bottom of the photograph, "Threshing Machine 1933, " is written. On the back of the photograph, "CTACKS MOORES THRESHING MACHINE DUNCHURCH 1933," is handwritten in black ink.
    Image     Along the bottom of the photograph, "Threshing Machine 1933, " is written. On the back of the photograph, "CTACKS MOORES THRESHING MACHINE DUNCHURCH 1933," is handwritten in black ink.
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