It’s Wayback Wednesday, sponsored by Pharmasave Huntsville!
In this undated photo, participants try their hand at log throwing during a former winter carnival. Can you add any additional details? (Photo courtesy of the Cline Collection, Muskoka Heritage Place)
Last week we shared this photo:
Pat and Doreen McIlroy are skiing on the Watson farm, overlooking the beaver meadow pond on Brunel Road sometime in the 1950s. Thirty-one acres of the Watson’s farm was sold in 1961 to the Rotary Club of Huntsville for the purpose of developing a pioneer village. By 1964 there were three buildings on the new site. The Rotary Club made construction of a pioneer village its centennial project and with federal grants and additional fundraising, the Centennial Muskoka Museum opened in June 1967. By 1971, the village had seven buildings and a volunteer group, the Friends of the Muskoka Pioneer Village, came into being to research and furnish the buildings and catalogue the museum collection. Today, it’s called Muskoka Heritage Place. (Photo and details courtesy of Muskoka Digital Archives.)
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