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Three views of Lovers Creek on a postcard. 2016-05-18T05:20:33+00:00
Postcard showing a regatta happening on the lakefront. 2016-09-05T16:32:16+00:00
Postcard showing Memorial Square (Fred Grant Square) on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-06T20:27:06+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial view of City Hall, the Marketplace, the Arch and the Municipal Building. 2016-05-21T20:09:58+00:00
A colourized postcard showing Downtown Barrie including Mulcaster Street, Market Square and several churches. Photograph taken from the old Courthouse on Worsley Street. 2016-05-01T19:19:43+00:00
Postcard looking North at the Foot of Mulcaster Street from Heritage Park. 2016-05-21T20:01:59+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-05T16:32:14+00:00
A postcard showing a view of Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-06-12T03:28:54+00:00
A colourized postcard of the waterfront at Minet’s Point. 2016-12-18T11:54:46+00:00
A colourful postcard of Fred Grant Square. 2016-12-10T21:45:34+00:00
Postcard looking East down Worsley Street towards Owen Street with homes from the H-Block on the left. 2016-09-05T16:18:47+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

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