Chapter 11

Historic Pictures (1830-1960)

Fur Trapper 1830s

Grand Trunk Locomotive 1880s

Haliburton Village 1885

Dominion Hotel 1890s

Country Wagon Road 1890s

Cliff Cottage in Minden 1890 – owned by John H. Delamere who was owner and editor of the Minden Echo Newspaper – note the lawn tennis court in the front

Haliburton Rail Station 1890

Farm Workers 1892

Clergy House with wagon watering in Gull River 1895

Fielding House & Gardens 1900 –today this would be from the post office to the Boshkung Brewery on South Water Street

Rackety Falls Log Chute from Little Bob Lake into Gull Lake 1900

Downtown Minden 1909 – Note the Gelert stage in the middle of Main Street

Stinson Mills on the Gull River north of Minden 1912

Bobcaygeon Road 1921 – Looking south, the stand of trees at the bend would today be the intersection of Hwy 35 and the Bobcaygeon Road

Winter Logging 1921/22

River Log Drive 1922

Haliburton (Village) Garage 1923 – W. Curry opened the second Chev/GMC dealership in Canada

Winter Logging 1923/24

Hwy 35 – south of Coboconk 1940

Deep Bay on Gull Lake 1944 – The Pogue Farm House is in the centre-left and the Deep Bay Cottages Resort is in the centre-bottom

Hewitt Transport 1944 – One of its vans, called Black Maria, was used as the town’s ambulance. The current Wild Orchid Thai Restaurant is the building on its right.

View of Highway 35 from the Dorset Lookout 1948

Gloria & Angus Cameron in front of the ranger cabin at the Lutterworth Fire Tower 1951

Ice Fishing 1953

Bigbob Lodge Rates 1956

Bob Lake low water August 1958

Henry Christian, sister-in-law Susan, and daughter Mona in the winter of 1958/59 – note the sign for Bigbob Lodge.

The corner of the Road to Big Bob Lake and the Private Road in the fall of 1960


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