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  • Bracebridge Bay
    Bracebridge Bay
    image       Bracebridge Bay showing flour mill, railway tracks and water tower.
    image     Bracebridge Bay showing flour mill, railway tracks and water tower.
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  • Queen's Hill, Bracebridge
    Queen's Hill, Bracebridge
    image       Queen's Hill, Bracebridge, Manitoba Street looking south.
    image     Queen's Hill, Bracebridge, Manitoba Street looking south.
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  • Bracebridge 1873
    Bracebridge 1873
    image       Southern approach to Bracebridge
    image     Southern approach to Bracebridge
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  • Bracebridge Power Plant 1903
    Bracebridge Power Plant 1903
    image  1903     The home, barn and sheds of William Cosby Mahaffy appear in the background atop the hill. (Redmond Thomas collection)
    image  1903   The home, barn and sheds of William Cosby Mahaffy appear in the background atop the hill. (Redmond Thomas collection)
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  • Bracebridge Railway Station 1910
    Bracebridge Railway Station 1910
    image  1910     People assembled waiting for the arrival of the train at Bracebridge Railway Station. This station was built in 1885 by the Mackenzie Brothers, one of whom became Sir William Mackenzie after he led the construction of the Canadian Northern Railway.
    image  1910   People assembled waiting for the arrival of the train at Bracebridge Railway Station. This station was built in 1885 by the Mackenzie Brothers, one of whom became Sir William Mackenzie ...
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  • Manitoba Street, Bracebridge
    Manitoba Street, Bracebridge
    image       Manitoba Street, Bracebridge looking south, early 1900's.
    image     Manitoba Street, Bracebridge looking south, early 1900's.
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  • Bracebridge,early 1900's
    Bracebridge,early 1900's
    image       Postcard depicting southern end of Bracebridge, looking north. Multi-storied building on the right is the Bracebridge Furniture Factory, which opened in 1903, employing 25 men, and closed in 1908.
    image     Postcard depicting southern end of Bracebridge, looking north. Multi-storied building on the right is the Bracebridge Furniture Factory, which opened in 1903, employing 25 men, and closed in 1908.
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  • Bracebridge High School
    Bracebridge High School
    image       Written on the back of the postcard is "Bracebridge High School on McMurray St., at head of Quebec St., as it looked when new."
    image     Written on the back of the postcard is "Bracebridge High School on McMurray St., at head of Quebec St., as it looked when new."
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  • Old and new bridges, Bracebridge
    Old and new bridges, Bracebridge
    image  1905-1906     Looking towards Hunt's Hill from the east side of the Grand Trunk Railway. The new bridge went into use in March 1906, and the old wooden one was later taken down. Old Jubilee Skating Rink (later called Palace Rink) is the building at the riverbank just north of east end ...
    image  1905-1906   Looking towards Hunt's Hill from the east side of the Grand Trunk Railway. The new bridge went into use in March 1906, and the old wooden one was later taken ...
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  • Alport, Muskoka River near Bracebridge
    Alport, Muskoka River near Bracebridge
    image       Colour postcard showing Alport, on the Muskoka River near Bracebridge. Postcard was mailed in 1908.
    image     Colour postcard showing Alport, on the Muskoka River near Bracebridge. Postcard was mailed in 1908.
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  • Uptown Service Station, Manitoba St. Bracebridge
    Uptown Service Station, Manitoba St. Bracebridge
    image       Uptown Service Station, operated by the Patterson Brothers, was located on Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, next door to the Bracebridge Public Library, part of which can be seen on the right side of the photo. The Old Station restaurant now operates on this site.
    image     Uptown Service Station, operated by the Patterson Brothers, was located on Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, next door to the Bracebridge Public Library, part of which can be seen on the right ...
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  • Manitoba Street,Bracebridge, 1888
    Manitoba Street,Bracebridge, 1888
    image       The southern end of Manitoba Street, around 1888.
    image     The southern end of Manitoba Street, around 1888.
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  • Muskoka Leather Company Tannery, Bracebridge
    Muskoka Leather Company Tannery, Bracebridge
    image       Muskoka Leather Company's tannery located on Muskoka River in Bracebridge. It opened in 1877 as the Beardmore Co. tannery but was sold in 1882 to Muskoka Leather Company. By 1890 it was one of the largest in Canada and was re-acquired by Beardmore. The tannery was expanded in 1913 but ...
    image     Muskoka Leather Company's tannery located on Muskoka River in Bracebridge. It opened in 1877 as the Beardmore Co. tannery but was sold in 1882 to Muskoka Leather Company. By 1890 ...
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  • Anglo-Canadian Tanning Co., Bracebridge
    Anglo-Canadian Tanning Co., Bracebridge
    image       The Anglo-Canadian Leather Co. began as the Huntsville & Bracebridge Tannery Company in 1891 but was re-named in 1905. It operated in Bracebridge until 1930.
    image     The Anglo-Canadian Leather Co. began as the Huntsville & Bracebridge Tannery Company in 1891 but was re-named in 1905. It operated in Bracebridge until 1930.
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  • Log Chute, South Falls Muskoka River
    Log Chute, South Falls Muskoka River
    image       Logging companies used log chutes to guide their logs over the waterfalls.
    image     Logging companies used log chutes to guide their logs over the waterfalls.
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  • Ice Bridge, Muskoka Falls in winter, Bracebridge
    Ice Bridge, Muskoka Falls in winter, Bracebridge
    image       The log chute over the Muskoka Falls in winter becomes an ice bridge.
    image     The log chute over the Muskoka Falls in winter becomes an ice bridge.
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  • Beaumaris, Lake Muskoka
    Beaumaris, Lake Muskoka
    image       Fresh air and great fishing drew tourists from as far away as Pittsburgh to Beaumaris. By 1887, The Beaumaris Hotel, pictured in this postcard, was described as one of the finest summer resorts accomodating 150 guests, with Edward Prowse as proprietor. Guests journeyed by train to Gravenhurst, then boarded steamers ...
    image     Fresh air and great fishing drew tourists from as far away as Pittsburgh to Beaumaris. By 1887, The Beaumaris Hotel, pictured in this postcard, was described as one of the ...
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  • Tamwood Lodge, Muskoka
    Tamwood Lodge, Muskoka
    image       Located east of Bracebridge on Highway 118, Tamwood Lodge was originally named Tamarac Lodge due to the stand of tamarack on the property when it was built. This rustic log lodge offered families a peaceful retreat in the summer in Muskoka for 60 years. Facilities included an indoor pool, several ...
    image     Located east of Bracebridge on Highway 118, Tamwood Lodge was originally named Tamarac Lodge due to the stand of tamarack on the property when it was built. This rustic log ...
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  • Dyer Memorial, Huntsville
    Dyer Memorial, Huntsville
    image       The Dyer Memorial is a stone monument on a property northeast of Huntsville, erected by Clifton Dyer, a successful Detroit lawyer, in memory of his wife who died in 1956. Mr. Dyer died three years later and their cremated remains rest at the top of the monument.
    image     The Dyer Memorial is a stone monument on a property northeast of Huntsville, erected by Clifton Dyer, a successful Detroit lawyer, in memory of his wife who died in 1956. ...
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  • Moving the Water Pump, Bracebridge
    Moving the Water Pump, Bracebridge
    image       The original water pump is being moved down Manitoba Street around 1880 to the pump house for town water. Note the Hess Furniture building behind the Morris Blacksmithing building.
    image     The original water pump is being moved down Manitoba Street around 1880 to the pump house for town water. Note the Hess Furniture building behind the Morris Blacksmithing building.
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