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  • Fire Reports and Fuel Log, Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Blind River, 1948
    Fire Reports and Fuel Log, Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Blind River, 1948
    Text       This is a hard-cover book dated 1948, believed to have been at the Peshu Lake Tower. Page 2-103 contains information about people entering the Mississaugi Forest area with a record of name, home address, province/state, car license, destination, date leaving, number in party and permit number listed. Page 104 - …
    Text     This is a hard-cover book dated 1948, believed to have been at the Peshu Lake Tower. Page 2-103 contains information about people entering the Mississaugi Forest area with a record …
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  • Load of Hay, Blind River ca 1925, Timber Village #0599
    Load of Hay, Blind River ca 1925, Timber Village #0599
    Image       This postcard was colourized.
    Image     This postcard was colourized.
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  • A Brief History of Blind River, 1975
    A Brief History of Blind River, 1975
    Textmystery       Tom Nash was allegedly the writer.
    Textmystery     Tom Nash was allegedly the writer.
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  • Memorial Arena Hockey Program, Blind River, 1952-53
    Memorial Arena Hockey Program, Blind River, 1952-53
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  • This is Blind River, Circa 1982
    This is Blind River, Circa 1982
    TextImagemystery       The cover shows a portion of Woodward Avenue and an insert photo of a log building with a "Blind River Welcomes You" sign overhead. This building was the first tourism info booth which was located originally behind Woodward Avenue beside the river (behind the current RBC Royal Bank). It was …
    TextImagemystery     The cover shows a portion of Woodward Avenue and an insert photo of a log building with a "Blind River Welcomes You" sign overhead. This building was the first tourism …
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  • A Brief History of Seymour L. Sellers, Blind River, 1883-1978
    A Brief History of Seymour L. Sellers, Blind River, 1883-1978
    Textmystery       Mr. Sellers spent 60 years with Carpenter Hixon.
    Textmystery     Mr. Sellers spent 60 years with Carpenter Hixon.
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  • Blind River Mill in Colour, Circa 1940
    Blind River Mill in Colour, Circa 1940
    Imagemysterycomment       This mill was once the largest white pine mill east of the rockies. More information about the logging days of this area can be found in the book Logging Days in Blind River by Carl Kauffmann, available at the Timber Village Museum.
    Imagemysterycomment     This mill was once the largest white pine mill east of the rockies. More information about the logging days of this area can be found in the book Logging Days …
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  • CKNR radio station promotion piece, Blind River, Circa 1958
    CKNR radio station promotion piece, Blind River, Circa 1958
    Text       Tom Nash was the owner of CKNR radio in Blind River, Ontario.
    Text     Tom Nash was the owner of CKNR radio in Blind River, Ontario.
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  • Appliqued Quilt, Early 1900's (Made by Mary E. (Peterson) Allhusen
    Appliqued Quilt, Early 1900's (Made by Mary E. (Peterson) Allhusen
    Objectcomment       Mrs. Allhusen was known in the Iron Bridge for her skills as a midwife. (1877-1930)
    Objectcomment     Mrs. Allhusen was known in the Iron Bridge for her skills as a midwife. (1877-1930)
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  • Hand Carved Reproduction of a Crazy Wheel (Barienger Brake)(Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Reproduction of a Crazy Wheel (Barienger Brake)(Created by Joe Briere)
    Objectcomment       One of many devices to help ease descent on snow covered hills. Called a Barienger brake after its inventor, also called a crazy wheel due to its complexity. It consisted of an endless half mile loop of cable that intertwined in the six wheels of the machine itself. Apparently it …
    Objectcomment     One of many devices to help ease descent on snow covered hills. Called a Barienger brake after its inventor, also called a crazy wheel due to its complexity. It consisted …
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  • Hand Carved Reproduction of 1890's Ox Driver Beer Cart (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Reproduction of 1890's Ox Driver Beer Cart (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       See a short letter written by Joseph's grandson Michael Joseph Briere, in fond remembrance of his grandfather. My grandfather was a very determined man. If he said he would do something, he always did. He loved children and always brightened their day by sending them to the store for ice …
    Object     See a short letter written by Joseph's grandson Michael Joseph Briere, in fond remembrance of his grandfather. My grandfather was a very determined man. If he said he would do …
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  • Photo of Joseph Briere (Sculptor)
    Photo of Joseph Briere (Sculptor)
    Image       A black and white photo of wood sculptor Joseph Briere in his kitchen. With a replica of a "brag load".
    Image     A black and white photo of wood sculptor Joseph Briere in his kitchen. With a replica of a "brag load".
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  • Hand Carved Reproduction of Road Icing Machine (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Reproduction of Road Icing Machine (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       Water Tanks: During logging days, roads were iced to enable the horses to pull loads of logs with greater efficiency. Icing of roads usually occured at night when it was the coldest so freezing would occur. The roads ended up with a glassy surface and also two deep ruts for …
    Object     Water Tanks: During logging days, roads were iced to enable the horses to pull loads of logs with greater efficiency. Icing of roads usually occured at night when it was …
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  • Hand Crafted Replica of Logging Camp Horse Stable (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Crafted Replica of Logging Camp Horse Stable (Created by Joe Briere)
    Objectcomment       This is a hand made wooden recreation of an early horse stable that would have been typical of the livestock barns in the logging camps.
    Objectcomment     This is a hand made wooden recreation of an early horse stable that would have been typical of the livestock barns in the logging camps.
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  • Hand Crafted Replica of Horse Drawn V Plough (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Crafted Replica of Horse Drawn V Plough (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       This is a hand crafted reproduction of what was a horse drawn V Plough that was used to clear the roads.
    Object     This is a hand crafted reproduction of what was a horse drawn V Plough that was used to clear the roads.
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  • Horse Drawn Log Skidder, Model (Created by Joe Briere)
    Horse Drawn Log Skidder, Model (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of the bush either with oxen or later horses which proved to be a better choice for handling abilities. Some horses proved very adept at their jobs and knew what was expected with little to no direction from their …
    Object     Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of the bush either with oxen or later horses which proved to be a better choice for handling abilities. …
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  • Hand Made Replica of Logging Camp Camboose (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Made Replica of Logging Camp Camboose (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       "Camboose: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis. The early days of logging saw a camboose which was used for both heating and cooking inside the log cabins or ""shanties"" that the loggers lived in. The ""camboose"" was constructed of four hardwood logs and a few …
    Object     "Camboose: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis. The early days of logging saw a camboose which was used for both heating and cooking inside the …
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  • Logging Camp Sauna Replica (Created by Joe Briere)
    Logging Camp Sauna Replica (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       Saunas were popular in Finland long before Finland had a name. A sauna is a small room or hut heated to around 80 degrees Celsius. It is used for bathing as well as for mental and physical relaxation.
    Object     Saunas were popular in Finland long before Finland had a name. A sauna is a small room or hut heated to around 80 degrees Celsius. It is used for bathing …
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  • Hand Carved Replica of Wooden Logging End Jammer (Created by Joe Briere)
    Hand Carved Replica of Wooden Logging End Jammer (Created by Joe Briere)
    Object       A jammer was a primitive horse powered crane used for lifting logs up onto a pile or onto a sleigh. Two tall poles were stood on end, with a pulley at the top, which hoisted logs up onto the pile. Two loggers, called "bull-ropers", using "canthooks", helped to keep the …
    Object     A jammer was a primitive horse powered crane used for lifting logs up onto a pile or onto a sleigh. Two tall poles were stood on end, with a pulley …
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  • Hand Crafted Wood and Metal Model of Alligator, Steam Warping Tug (Created by Joe Sarazin)
    Hand Crafted Wood and Metal Model of Alligator, Steam Warping Tug (Created by Joe Sarazin)
    Object       Called alligator because they had the ability to crawl or winch themselves across land from one body of water to another. The boat was a flat-bottomed scow (warping tug) made of three-inch by six inch white pine planks and driven by two paddlewheels. The power came from a simple, upright, …
    Object     Called alligator because they had the ability to crawl or winch themselves across land from one body of water to another. The boat was a flat-bottomed scow (warping tug) made …
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