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  • The Wurm Farm, Magnetawan
        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 ...
      The Wurm Farm Lot 26, 27 Con.3 Chapman Township Waterfront land on ...
  • 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.
      Two-hundred-sixty-six page history of the village of Magnetawan. Written by the Magnetawan ...
  • Short History of the U. S. S. No. 5 Strong, Joly, Armour School Board and School
        Four page history of U. S. S. No. 5. Strong, Joly, Armour school board. This school board was created in 1883 after an old school board from 1882 folded. This history includes the purchase of and construction of the school, drinking water reports, teachers salary information, and the annual Christmas ...
      Four page history of U. S. S. No. 5. Strong, Joly, Armour ...
  • History of Agricultural Society, Sundridge
        Two-page history of the local Agricultural Society. The early history starts in 1884. This document includes information on the early society exhibitions. It also features information on the society's fund raising activities and the purchase of property for an Agricultural Building.
      Two-page history of the local Agricultural Society. The early history starts in ...
  • 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 history over that time.
      One-hundred-fifty-five page family history. It details the Raaflaub familiy's immigration to Canada ...
  • Short History of S. S. No. 6, Strong School
        One page history of the S. S. No. 6 Strong school. This document highlights the donation of the land, the school's furniture, the school's students, and a few other early history topics.
      One page history of the S. S. No. 6 Strong school. This ...
  • Excerpt from "God's Country" by Rev. John Firman
        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.
      Two page excerpt from God's Country. The excerpt focuses on the Methodist ...
  • Emsdale Agricultural Society Scrapbook, 1895 - 1989
        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.
      One-hundred-twenty-four page binder about the Emsdale Agricultural Society from 1895 - 1989. ...
  • Houses on Richmond Street
        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 ...
      Richmond Street This photo was taken about 1900 looking across the river ...
  • The Beatty Family Tree
        One page picture of the Beatty family tree. The tree covers three generations of the Beatty family.
      One page picture of the Beatty family tree. The tree covers three ...
  • Agricultural Hall, Magnetawan, 1985
        Three page history of the Magnetawan's Agricultural Hall. This history is accompanied by a colour photograph of the Agricultural Hall. The hall is a red barn like structure, a few cars are to the left of the building. There is a white fence with a 4-H sign to the left ...
      Three page history of the Magnetawan's Agricultural Hall. This history is accompanied ...
  • 325 River Road, Lot 25 Con 7, Mangetawan
        At the top of the page: 325 River Road Lot 25 Con 7 At the bottom of the page: The old stone house on this farm was built in 1910 by Thomas Hicks. Lome Woodruff was granted this land and lived here in a frame house, but lost the property ...
      At the top of the page: 325 River Road Lot 25 Con ...
  • 4275 Sparks Street North, Magnetawan
        Written on the back L. to R. Dr. Freeborns, Troyers, Orange Hall, about 1930, 1929 4275 Sparks Street North North half, Lot 7, South half, Lot 6, West side Dr. Freeborn built this house about 1910 on land that originally belonged to the Irwin-Stewart farm. He ran his medical practice ...
      Written on the back L. to R. Dr. Freeborns, Troyers, Orange Hall, ...
  • The Sundridge Women's Institute, circa 1980
        Three page history of The Sundridge Women's Institute. It details the founding of the Institute. It also includes a list of the first members, and the places where the Institute would meet. There is also a list of the achievements of the group.
      Three page history of The Sundridge Women's Institute. It details the founding ...
  • 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 who fought in World War I & II.
      One-hundred-twenty-one page Book of Remembrance created by the Magnetawan Legion. This book ...
  • History of The Sundridge Women's Institute during World War I
        Three page history on the works of the Sundridge Women's Institute's work during the First World War. During the First World War the Sundridge Women's Institute hosted many fund-raising activities such as concerts. The money raised went to various funds such as The Patriotic Fund and the Machine Gun Fund.
      Three page history on the works of the Sundridge Women's Institute's work ...
  • Dolly Osborne/McLaughlan House, Magnetawan
        20 Bay Street, south side Murray and Pearl Osborne lived in this house for many years. It was originally a two story with insul brick siding. Dolly Osborne McLachlan owned it and for a long time it was used only in the summers. The top floor was removed and a ...
      20 Bay Street, south side Murray and Pearl Osborne lived in this ...
  • T. J. Daly House, built circa 1925
        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 ...
      Biddy Street North East Side, Lot D Across from Highway 520 Tom ...
  • 23 Bay Street, North Side, Magnetawan
        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, ...
      23 Bay Street, North Side South side Lot 12, North side Lot ...
  • William and Lila Boettger Home, Magnetawan, 1942
        36 BayStreet. East side Lot 13, Andrews, Street access from Bay Street This frame story and a half house was built for Mr. Schade and his family. The back piece was added some years later and Jim Mc Lachlan lived there for a while. Lila and William Boettger bought the ...
      36 BayStreet. East side Lot 13, Andrews, Street access from Bay Street ...
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