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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Postcard showing pine trees that line Highway 11 South near Mapleview Drive. 2016-09-06T17:49:05+00:00
In Memory of the Postcard 2018-04-02T21:02:38+00:00
A postcard from Barrie sent in 1895 featuring the waterfront, Market Square and Lovers Creek. 2016-05-01T18:51:50+00:00
Postcard showing Grand Trunk Railway Station, currently known as the Allandale Train Station. 2016-09-03T19:15:30+00:00
A postcard showing the Train Station and Post Office taken from the Bayfield dock. 2016-06-24T21:00:09+00:00
A postcard showing the Allandale Train Station when operated by Grand Trunk Railroad as the G.T.R. Depot. 2016-12-18T11:58:26+00:00
A postcard showing the Waterfront, the Grand Truck Railway Station (left), Carley’s Boat House (right) and activity on Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-09-05T16:45:51+00:00
A postcard showing an aerial view of the city West from the Courthouse. 2016-09-05T23:40:25+00:00
Postcard of the view looking East on Dunlop Street at Five Points. 2016-11-24T11:14:43+00:00
Postcard showing Dunlop Street East from Five Points. 2016-09-05T16:31:54+00:00
Postcard looking North East from the Marina. 2016-12-10T21:49:44+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial veiw of the downtown core. 2016-09-06T14:12:01+00:00


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