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  • The Mildred cruise boat
    The Mildred cruise boat
    Imagecomment       See Muskoka the "Mildred" Way, according to the back of this postcard. Three cruises every day left from the Wharf in Bracebridge. Morning cruise fare $2, afternoon cruise fare $2.50 and sunset cruise fare $1.50 Her captain was R. J. MacPherson.
    Imagecomment     See Muskoka the "Mildred" Way, according to the back of this postcard. Three cruises every day left from the Wharf in Bracebridge. Morning cruise fare $2, afternoon cruise fare $2.50 ...
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  • Queen Street Utterson
    Queen Street Utterson
    Imagecomment       The village of Utterson, located about halfway between Bracebridge and Huntsville, was a busy place in the early 1900's. It had at least two hotels, three general stores and a busy railway station.
    Imagecomment     The village of Utterson, located about halfway between Bracebridge and Huntsville, was a busy place in the early 1900's. It had at least two hotels, three general stores and a ...
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  • Bracebridge Memorial Hospital
    Bracebridge Memorial Hospital
    Image       Bracebridge Memorial Hospital (formerly the James L. Fenn home) officially opened on November 11, 1928, with Miss Arnott as the first superintendent. It was dedicated as a memorial to those who died in World War I. In 1932 an addition provided 8 more beds. In 1940 a nurse's residence opened ...
    Image     Bracebridge Memorial Hospital (formerly the James L. Fenn home) officially opened on November 11, 1928, with Miss Arnott as the first superintendent. It was dedicated as a memorial to those ...
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  • South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge.
    South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge.
    Image       South Muskoka Memorial Hospital officially opened in 1963 with 65 beds. A 31 bed extension was completed in 1970. More renovations were done in 1990, and in 2001 a new emergency department, new critical care unit and a large expansion named the Frank Miller Wing made it an 80 bed ...
    Image     South Muskoka Memorial Hospital officially opened in 1963 with 65 beds. A 31 bed extension was completed in 1970. More renovations were done in 1990, and in 2001 a new ...
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  • Old and new bridges, Bracebridge
    Old and new bridges, Bracebridge
    Image       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     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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  • Muskoka Leather Co. Ltd, Bracebridge
    Muskoka Leather Co. Ltd, Bracebridge
    Image       This tannery in Bracebridge operated under the name of Muskoka Leather Company from 1882 until 1890 when it was re-acquired by the original owner, Beardmore.
    Image     This tannery in Bracebridge operated under the name of Muskoka Leather Company from 1882 until 1890 when it was re-acquired by the original owner, Beardmore.
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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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  • Bracebridge Bay
    Bracebridge Bay
    Image       Bracebridge Bay showing flour mill, pre 1900.
    Image     Bracebridge Bay showing flour mill, pre 1900.
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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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  • Royal Muskoka Hotel
    Royal Muskoka Hotel
    Image       The Royal Muskoka Hotel, completed in 1902, was the largest and grandest hotel in Muskoka, accomodating 350 guests on 130 acres. Built and operated by the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company, it was extremely popular until the hard times of the 1930's. Sadly, it burned to the ground in May 1952.
    Image     The Royal Muskoka Hotel, completed in 1902, was the largest and grandest hotel in Muskoka, accomodating 350 guests on 130 acres. Built and operated by the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company, ...
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  • Salle a manger, Royal Muskoka Hotel
    Salle a manger, Royal Muskoka Hotel
    Image       The dining room of the Royal Muskoka Hotel, the largest and grandest of the resort hotels in Muskoka.
    Image     The dining room of the Royal Muskoka Hotel, the largest and grandest of the resort hotels in Muskoka.
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  • Santa's Village Welcome Sign
    Santa's Village Welcome Sign
    Image       Santa's Village, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015, was the result of the vision and hard work of a group of Bracebridge businessmen headed by banker, Yorke Murphy.
    Image     Santa's Village, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015, was the result of the vision and hard work of a group of Bracebridge businessmen headed by banker, Yorke Murphy.
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  • Bracebridge Memorial Park Fountain
    Bracebridge Memorial Park Fountain
    Image       The memorial fountain in Bracebridge Memorial Park was originally the result of a campaign launched in 1900 by G. H. O. Thomas, principal of Bracebridge Public School, who organized an outdoor children's concert to raise funds to beautify the park. Re-located several times over the years, the fountain was returned ...
    Image     The memorial fountain in Bracebridge Memorial Park was originally the result of a campaign launched in 1900 by G. H. O. Thomas, principal of Bracebridge Public School, who organized an ...
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  • Bracebridge Municipal Building
    Bracebridge Municipal Building
    Image       Bracebridge Municipal Building or Town Hall as it appeared in 1999, located on Dominion St., in Bracebridge.
    Image     Bracebridge Municipal Building or Town Hall as it appeared in 1999, located on Dominion St., in Bracebridge.
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