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Magnetawan's Answer to Canada's Call Plaque, circa 1950

Colour photograph of a bronze plaque honouring the men who fought in the First World War. The plaque also honours the men who died while fighting in ...

Magnetawan's Answer to Canada's Call Plaque, circa 1950
Early Days of Camp We-na-nak, circa 1920

Black and white photograph of a two story building at Camp We-Na-Nak. This was likely the main building of the camp. The building is made of wood ...

Early Days of Camp We-na-nak, circa 1920
The Skating Rink, bottom of Biddy Street, Magnetawan, 1934

Black and white photograph of the skating rink in Magnetawan in 1934. The rink has no one skating on it. The rink is bordered by a wooden fence. ...

The Skating Rink, bottom of Biddy Street, Magnetawan, 1934
Harry Q. Snugg's Store, circa 1910

Black and white photograph of Harry Q. Snuggs General store. Its a two story wooden building painted white. There's a sign in front of the store ...

Harry Q. Snugg's Store, circa 1910
View of the Village of Magnetawan, 1918

Black and white photograph of the village of Magnetawan in 1918. The picture shows the rock leading into the village and the various wooden ...

View of the Village of Magnetawan, 1918
Annie Barbara Best and John Arthur's Wedding Photograph, Marriage Certificate and Newspaper Clippings

Three items mated together on a pink background, the items are related to the marriage of Annie Barbara Best and John Arthur. On the left is an ...

Annie Barbara Best and John Arthur's Wedding Photograph, Marriage Certificate and Newspaper Clippings
Wedding of Lillie Jane Best and Andrew Johnston Finch, 1907

Black and white photograph of the wedding party and wedding guests of Lillie Jan Best and Andrew Johnston, June 9, 1907. There are about two-dozen ...

Wedding of Lillie Jane Best and Andrew Johnston Finch, 1907
Best and Chestnut Family Photograph, circa 1900

Black and white photograph of the Best and Chestnut families. Five of the people have names written over their heads. The photograph was taken at ...

Best and Chestnut Family Photograph, circa 1900
School Class in Magnetawan, circa 1910

Black and wife photograph of a Magnetawan school class. There are four rows of forty-six children. The boys are mainly in the front and back rows. ...

School Class in Magnetawan, circa 1910
To the Memory Of the Late James S. Freeborn M.D. F.R.C.S.

This is a 6 page booklet dedicated to the memory of James S. Freeborn, M.D. F.R.C.S. He was the Magnetawan community's doctor for forty years. The ...

To the Memory Of the Late James S. Freeborn M.D. F.R.C.S.
Young John Arthurs Jr, circa 1900

Black and white photograph of John Arthurs Jr. seated on a faux brick wall in Farmer Brothers Photo Studio. He is wearing a three piece suit. The ...

Young John Arthurs Jr, circa 1900
Aunt Jennie Golden and Uncle Jim Golden, circa 1900

Black and white portrait photograph of Bertha Jane Arthurs Golden(Jenny) and Jim Golden. They are sitting in a faux tropical environment. Jenny is ...

Aunt Jennie Golden and Uncle Jim Golden, circa 1900
Bertha Jane Arthurs Golden, circa 1910

Black and white portrait photograph of Bertha Jane Arthurs Golden. She is wearing a fur trimmed coat and a hat. It is not clear what type of ...

Bertha Jane Arthurs Golden, circa 1910
Annie Zella Arthurs in a Wicker Chair, 1898

Black and photograph of Annie Zella Arthurs. She was five years old at the time of this photo. She is wearing a a plaid dress and is seated in an ...

Annie Zella Arthurs in a Wicker Chair, 1898
Christening of Lillie May Arthurs, circa 1903

Black and white portrait photograph of the Baptism of Lillie May Arthurs. She is surrounded by a group of relatives. She is being held by her ...

Christening of Lillie May Arthurs, circa 1903
Wedding photograph of Ken and Lillie Brown, 1926

Black and photograph of of Ken and Lillie Brown. Lillie is standing on the left and holding a large bouquet and wearing a short white dress. Ken is ...

Wedding photograph of Ken and Lillie Brown, 1926
Howard and Laura Stewart with Baby, circa 1940

What kind of car is this?

Howard and Laura Stewart with Baby, circa 1940
Jean, Cecil, and Mae Grunig Skating, 1937

Black and white photograph of Jean, Cecil and Mae Grunig skating on a lake or river. They're all wearing jackets and pants. In the background, on ...

Jean, Cecil, and Mae Grunig Skating, 1937
Members of the Loyal Orange Lodge No. 502, Magnetawan, circa 1960

Black and white group photograph of the Loyal Orange Lodge number 502 of Magnetawan. Nineteen men have been arranged into two rows. They are all ...

Members of the Loyal Orange Lodge No. 502, Magnetawan, circa 1960
Viola (King) Peters Standing on a Wicker Chair, circa 1890

Black and white portrait photograph of Viola Peters Standing in a wicker chair. Her hair is dark and has been cut short. She is wearing a frilly ...

Viola (King) Peters Standing on a Wicker Chair, circa 1890
Mick and Ralph Grunig, 1924

What's the dog's name?

Mick and Ralph Grunig, 1924
Early and Modern Anglican Churches, Magnetawan, circa 1920 and 1997

Black and white photographs of the Magnetawan Anglican Church one soon after it was built and one in 1997. The church has not changed much over ...

Early and Modern Anglican Churches, Magnetawan, circa 1920 and 1997
Reta, Dimple, and Orma in a Field, circa 1950

Black and white photograph of three children standing with arms over each others shoulders on a farm. Behind the children is a wooden fence and a ...

Reta, Dimple, and Orma in a Field, circa 1950
Shoemaker Johnny Fletcher in Workroom, circa 1900

Black and white photograph of Johnny Fletcher who was a shoemaker in Magnetawan. Johnny is seated, wearing an apron, smoking a pipe, and fixing a ...

Shoemaker Johnny Fletcher in Workroom, circa 1900
The Magnetawan School, 1916

Can you identify the students or the teacher?

The Magnetawan School, 1916
Dr. Kelly and Friends Prepare for Stargazing at the Evening House, circa 1920

Black and white photograph of Dr. Kelly & some of his friends standing on top of the 'evening house' near Indian Point. The building is a log ...

Dr. Kelly and Friends Prepare for Stargazing at the Evening House, circa 1920
Guelph Bay people pose on their beach

Is that Paul Mills in the back rows? Can you identify the rest of the people?

Guelph Bay people pose on their beach
Findley Lloyd, Howard Kelly Jr., Fritz Kelly, Byrom Hilliard, and Edmund Kelly, circa 1930

A black and white photograph of five men standing in front of a home with a porch. One of the men has a crutch under his arm.

Findley Lloyd, Howard Kelly Jr., Fritz Kelly, Byrom Hilliard, and Edmund Kelly, circa 1930
Mr and Mrs Abram Sugden, 1910

A black and white portrait photograph of Mr and Mrs Abram Sugden. They are standing near a tree and shrubs. Mr Sugden is wearing a three piece suit ...

Mr and Mrs Abram Sugden, 1910
Older Gentleman Laying in a Hammock, circa 1930

A black and white photograph of an older gentleman in a hammock. He is wear glasses and reading the newspaper. The hammock is supported by trees ...

Older Gentleman Laying in a Hammock, circa 1930
Young Couple Sitting on a Dock, circa 1920

A black &andwhite photograph of a young couple sitting on a dock in their bathing suits. Behind the couple on the left side of the dock is a rock. ...

Young Couple Sitting on a Dock, circa 1920
Philips Family Portrait, circa 1867

A black and white portrait photograph of the Philips family. The picture was taken in a room in a home, likely the family's home. The man in the ...

Philips Family Portrait, circa 1867
George Nelson on a Chair, circa 1862

A black and white photographic postcard of a toddler George Nelson. George Nelson is standing on a chair with only one arm rest. The chair was ...

George Nelson on a Chair, circa 1862
Portrait of Soldiers Edwin Nelson and Unknown Freeborn, 1918

A black and white photographic postcard of soldiers Edwin Nelson and an Unknown man from the Freeborn family, both from Magnetawan. The picture is ...

Portrait of Soldiers Edwin Nelson and Unknown Freeborn, 1918
Looking Back with the Magnetawan Women's Institute

Two-hundred-sixty-six page history of the village of Magnetawan. Written by the Magnetawan Women's Institute.

Looking Back with the Magnetawan Women's Institute
Magnetawan Legion Book of Remembrance

One-hundred-twenty-one page Book of Remembrance created by the Magnetawan Legion. This book has a few pages dedicated to each of the men from ...

Magnetawan Legion Book of Remembrance
Raaflaub 100 Years in America

One-hundred-fifty-five page family history. It details the Raaflaub familiy's immigration to Canada from Switzerland. It also details the family ...

Raaflaub 100 Years in America
The Bells of Ahmic Lake, A Family History By Clarence Bell

This book is a record of the history of the Bell Family in Ahmic Lake.

The Bells of Ahmic Lake, A Family History By Clarence Bell
Magentawan Central School Reunion

Hour plus video slide show of photographs from throughout the history of the Magnetawan Central School. The video was made to commemorate the ...

Magentawan Central School Reunion
Cedar Croft Fishermen's Race, circa 1920

Black and white photographic postcard of a motorboat race of fishermen. The race was either sponsored by the Cedar Croft Lodge or was made up of ...

Cedar Croft Fishermen's Race, circa 1920

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