This photo was posted in Muskoka History and Genealogy.
It depicts Manitoba Street in Bracebridge, likely in the 1940s.
From the Canadian Encyclopedia’s history of Bracebridge:
The first inhabitants were an advance party working on the Muskoka Road. In 1864 North Falls, as it was called, was renamed by W.D. Lesueur, the secretary of the PO, likely from Bracebridge Hall, the novel by Washington Irving that also gave its name to Gravenhurst. Bracebridge was incorporated as a village in 1875; by 1889, when it acquired town status, the population had risen to 1600 and industries included two large tanneries (using local hemlock for tanning hides), a grist mill, a woolen mill, a flour mill and a sawmill – all taking advantage of the ample water power.
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