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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The beautiful fall colours attract hundreds of people to Muskoka and Algonquin Park to take in the splendour, sometimes causing long lines of traffic. But congestion is nothing new on summer and fall weekends—this photo was taken on the Civic Holiday weekend decades ago. Can you guess the year and the location?
Photo courtesy of the Muskoka Heritage Place Collection
Wayback Wednesday is sponsored by Cavalcade Color Lab
Last week we shared this photo with you:
This photo was shared with us by Doppler reader Tim Wilgress. Fred Francis, pictured front row, centre, in the above photo with members of his family in front of Francis House, was Huntsville’s first constable. According to Huntsville: With Spirit and Resolve by Susan Pryke, Francis received between $10-15 per year for that role.
Also in the photo is Fred’s daughter, Annie Wilgress (back row, left, in the black dress). Annie was the wife of George S. Wilgress whose law office was built down the hill from Francis House, adjacent to the swing bridge. In more recent years it has served as The Bookcase book store and Café Wilgress.
Tim is Fred’s great-great-grandson and Annie’s great-grandson. Thanks for sharing this photo, Tim!
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