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Postcard Memories

Restaurant has had many names but has always been popular

Restaurant has had many names but has always been popular

From Soo's Café to Star Café to Shangri-La Gardens to Brewery Bay ... downtown landmark has served generations of diners
Lake Dalrymple hot-spot once popular trapping and fishing area

Lake Dalrymple hot-spot once popular trapping and fishing area

Avery Point is almost a mile in length and is home to more than 200 cottages and homes
Wintry wonderland captured in 1908 postcard depicting West Street

Wintry wonderland captured in 1908 postcard depicting West Street

Image was published during golden era of postcards and sold by R.O. Smith, a downtown Orillia merchant
Saw mill operator opened Dominion Lumber to sell his products

Saw mill operator opened Dominion Lumber to sell his products

A series of fires proved disastrous for Walter Carter, who eventually sold off his saw, shingle and stave mills in Fesserton area
All aboard! Gordon Smith steamed into history in the 1960s

All aboard! Gordon Smith steamed into history in the 1960s

Mariposa Special has moved around the waterfront but still holds a place near and dear to people's hearts in Orillia
Orillia YMCA once boasted only indoor pool north of Toronto

Orillia YMCA once boasted only indoor pool north of Toronto

In our weekly trip down memory lane, we return to the early 1900s and the pioneering work of those behind the Orillia YMCA on Peter Street
History runs deep at The Narrows in Atherley <b> (4 photos) </b>

History runs deep at The Narrows in Atherley (4 photos)

In this week's Postcard Memories feature, you can travel back in time to an era of boat liveries and fishing guides
Take a trip down memory lane to Wilcan Village, circa 1950

Take a trip down memory lane to Wilcan Village, circa 1950

These tidy, housekeeping cabins were located on east side of Rama Road across from the entrance to Floral Park
Trip down memory lane takes us to Peter Street, circa 1925

Trip down memory lane takes us to Peter Street, circa 1925

This is one of many photo postcards published by Orillia photographer George A. Brown and captures a streetscape many will recognize
Were old postcards the start of the fake news trend?

Were old postcards the start of the fake news trend?

Artists, hired by publishing companies, often manipulated the images to provide a more attractive, uncluttered image