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Postcard of Lakeshore Drive looking East over Kempenfelt Bay towards downtown Barrie. 2016-06-11T01:37:42+00:00
Postcard looking above Collier and Worsley Streets. 2016-09-05T16:18:48+00:00
Postcard showing Dunlop Street East from Five Points. 2016-12-10T21:33:16+00:00
Postcard of the view looking East on Dunlop Street at Five Points. 2016-11-24T11:14:43+00:00
A colour postcard showing the shore of Kempenfelt Bay, the railway tracks and Canadian National Railway Station in Barrie. 2016-04-21T09:28:15+00:00
A postcard depicting Highway 11 as it exits town heading towards Bradford. 2016-07-06T18:56:21+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Minet’s Point Park. 2016-09-05T16:31:55+00:00
Postcard showing The Clarkson Hotel on corner of Dunlop Street West and Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-06T17:49:03+00:00
Postcard looking North East from the Marina. 2016-12-10T21:49:44+00:00
Postcard showing a civic holiday regatta on Kempenfelt Bay at the Government Dock at the foot of Bayfield Street. 2016-09-05T21:18:46+00:00
Christmas card from Mayor Bob Bentley and City Council. 2016-09-05T16:31:54+00:00
A postcard showing the Allandale Train Station when owned and run by the Grand Trunk Railroad. 2016-07-04T00:45:09+00:00

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History Lesson: Accessing the Tollendal Mill

In the 1800s, getting to the Tollendal Mill could be a precarious journey. The only access, before a bridge was built over Lover's Creek, was by way of water or the Tollendal Mill Road. This road ran west from the Penetanguishene Road (Yonge Street), down a steep downslope, over the [...]

In Memory of the Postcard

Wish you were here. A simple sentiment that, at one time, was likely entirely overused. At one time, when distance was a real thing. When entering into someone’s company, regardless of spatial separation, wasn’t as easy as booking a cheap fight to any corner of the world. When our best [...]

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Historically Happy Holiday Wishes from the BHA

Members of the BHA celebrate their group award from Heritage Barrie. All the Barrie Historical Archive wants for Christmas is...you! Cliche? Maybe. But in earnest, we want you in 2018! We would be amazed if you shared your historical photos/documents with us. Elated if you offered us your time [...]

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