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Roots of Guardian Angels Church date back to 1870s log structure

Roots of Guardian Angels Church date back to 1870s log structure

New church, built of limestone from Longford, was completed in 1911; the majestic spire was not added until 1926
Take a trip down memory lane to Main Street Orillia, circa 1912

Take a trip down memory lane to Main Street Orillia, circa 1912

This postcard reflects the intersection of Mississaga and Peter streets in the early 1900s
Take a trip down memory lane to Main Street Coldwater, circa 1905

Take a trip down memory lane to Main Street Coldwater, circa 1905

The downtown of the village has a storied history that has been shaped by commerce and, at times, altered by fires
Carter's was one of the best known eateries north of Toronto

Carter's was one of the best known eateries north of Toronto

Downtown landmark had its own candy, ice cream, bakery, soda fountain and parlour
Lingerlong Tourist Camp was a Cumberland Beach hot-spot

Lingerlong Tourist Camp was a Cumberland Beach hot-spot

Popular store had a busy lunch room and sold groceries to cottagers and welcomed people to busy summer area
Opening of new golf course drew quite a crowd in 1915 <b>(4 photos)</b>

Opening of new golf course drew quite a crowd in 1915 (4 photos)

Couchiching Golf and Country Club has deep roots in Orillia and a special place in the hearts of generations of local golfers
The Golden Dragon was a local landmark for 60 years <b>(6 photos)</b>

The Golden Dragon was a local landmark for 60 years (6 photos)

The Dragon was a multi-generational family business that was popular from the day it opened until it closed in 1999
Who remembers the Maple Leaf Cottages on Lake Simcoe?

Who remembers the Maple Leaf Cottages on Lake Simcoe?

From the 1930s, for several decades, these large welcoming cottages attracted tourists to Orillia
Large empty barn was transformed into Big Chief Lodge <b>(4 photos)</b>

Large empty barn was transformed into Big Chief Lodge (4 photos)

Take a trip down memory lane to the origins of a popular tourist draw from the early 1900s
This lakeside property has a unique history dating back to mid 1850s

This lakeside property has a unique history dating back to mid 1850s

It started out as a family home, became a hotel and, for years, has been Birchmere Retirement Residence