It’s Wayback Wednesday: Election wager


Welcome to Wayback Wednesday sponsored by Cavalcade Color Lab! Every week, we’ll be sharing a vintage photo and asking our readers to chime in with anything you can recall about the photo, other related memories, or even a funny caption. Have some vintage photos of your own? Send them to [email protected] and we may share them with our readers!

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In this 1911 photo, H.E. Rice (standing beside the sign) pushed J.E. Mosley (seated) in a decorated wheelbarrow from the swing bridge to the post office and back to Mosley’s hardware store to pay off an election wager the two had made. Can you guess what the wager was about? (Hint: Similar topics have been in provincial and national news lately.)

Photo courtesy of the Muskoka Heritage Place collection

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Last week we shared this photo with you:

This ca 1940 postcard depicts Scotch Bonnet (or Scot’s Bonnet) Island in Fairy Lake. The cottage is long gone, but the island remains and is a favourite part of the view from Huntsville’s Lions Lookout.

Doppler reader Connie Kelso shared these details with us: “This is Scotch Bonnet on Fairy Lake. Named for its shape with the feather up the side. Yes, it is Alice island on a map. I believe it was Mr Kellock, owner of the greenhouses, who named it Scotch Bonnet. I think I remember the boathouse and definitely the dock after the building collapsed. The photo was probably taken in the ’40s. It is owned by people who have a cottage on Scott’s Point.” Thanks for sharing, Connie!

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1 Comment

  1. Ted Hutcheson on

    The Larger Markets refers to the cities. In 1911, Robert Borden , Conservative Party took the election with a huge majority away from the Liberal government, led by Wilfred Laurier. J.E. Mosley predicted the Conservatives would form the next government federally.

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