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!
Meet “Doug”. Doug is the Northern Ontario Jr. Champion. What for? We don’t know, but he must have been good at it. Help us out, Doppler readers! Who is Doug and what did he win? Bonus points if you can help us sort out the year, too. (Photo: Muskoka Heritage Place Collection)
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Last week we shared this photo with you:
The caption on this photo by Frank Micklethwaite reads “Vernon Lake, Huntsville, Muskoka”. Many of you correctly guessed that the photographer’s vantage point was above the train station, pointing toward Vernon Narrows. You can see the station’s water tower in the lower right of the frame, and in the middle are logs floating in Hunters Bay from one of Huntsville’s early mills.
Here are some of the other details shared with us by Doppler readers:
Bob Forde: Probably taken somewhere near the west end of Walpole Street, looking north-west. Overlooking Main Street with the train station just out of frame on the right. The water tower that sat just west of the station is there.
Jay Faulkner: You can see my great great grandfather’s farm (John Bildson) up the narrows on the right. Established 1864 .
Greg Martin: Looking over Hunters Bay towards Vernon Narrows minus the Vernon Narrows highway bridge.
Wendy Brown: My grandfather worked both mills the one at the town end and another mill down near where highway 11 is , also he worked a mill out farther on aspirin road at one time.
Sherwood MacLeod: That water tower was where the centennial park is. Must be really old pic because my mom’s house isn’t built yet and apparently it was built in 1895
David Johns: Overlooking Hunter’s Bay and the park that is above the train station today. Huntsville Lumber #1 with log booms out front at middle left, now parking lot for Avery Park.
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