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Postcard Memories

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
Which postcard represents accurate depiction of Orillia's main street?

Which postcard represents accurate depiction of Orillia's main street?

Take a trip down Memory Lane to Mississaga Street, circa 1909
Publishing Orillia's postcards was a form of artistry

Publishing Orillia's postcards was a form of artistry

Local photographer, downtown business promoter, printing company and artist all involved in complicated process
The Geneva, built in Orillia, was one of the last excursion boats on local lakes

The Geneva, built in Orillia, was one of the last excursion boats on local lakes

When road network expanded, demand for the glorious steamers waned
Do you remember the original Hill's Restaurant on Colborne Street?

Do you remember the original Hill's Restaurant on Colborne Street?

Take a trip down Memory Lane to a unique tourist stop that attracted visitors from throughout the land
French's hot dog stand has heralded summer for almost a century

French's hot dog stand has heralded summer for almost a century

Trains made the park and the hot dog stand a popular destination for tourists in the 1920s; it remains popular among tourists and locals today!
Picnic Day was a popular fashion event back in the early 1900s

Picnic Day was a popular fashion event back in the early 1900s

Take a trip down Memory Lane to Couchiching Beach Park, circa 1910