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Postcard Memories

Do you remember barn dances at Anchor Beach?

Do you remember barn dances at Anchor Beach?

Take a trip down Memory Lane to Highway 11, just south of Washago
Take a trip down Memory Lane to the Simcoe Lodge, circa 1930

Take a trip down Memory Lane to the Simcoe Lodge, circa 1930

This lodge is on what is now Creighton Street; it was demolished in the 1940s
Postcards reveal idyllic summer life at The Hermitage

Postcards reveal idyllic summer life at The Hermitage

Resort on Pumpkin Bay was a picture of 'lovely' lake life
At one time, three bridges crossed The Narrows!

At one time, three bridges crossed The Narrows!

Built in 1911, this CPR bridge was abandoned during the Depression
Photos offer a bridge to the past of The Narrows and Orchard Point

Photos offer a bridge to the past of The Narrows and Orchard Point

Take a trip down Memory Lane and get a sense of the history of our region
History runs deep at this park on Lake Couchiching

History runs deep at this park on Lake Couchiching

In the 1930s, it was simply called the Municipal Auto Camp; a lot has changed since those humble beginnings
Remembering the day 'two Indians' risked their lives to save an Orillia man

Remembering the day 'two Indians' risked their lives to save an Orillia man

Had the frail ice shattered, it is likely all three men would have perished; rescuers received medals from London, England
Following fire in 1909, Tudhope building was rebuilt in just 79 days!

Following fire in 1909, Tudhope building was rebuilt in just 79 days!

Historic downtown building has enjoyed renaissance in recent years
Check out what West Street looked like in 1915

Check out what West Street looked like in 1915

Take a stroll down Memory Lane to a bygone era
A tranquil view of the grounds of the Provincial Asylum, circa 1908

A tranquil view of the grounds of the Provincial Asylum, circa 1908

This site later became known as the Huronia Regional Centre