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A parade, midway, cows and even giant pumpkins, the fall fair had it all <b>(5 photos)</b>

A parade, midway, cows and even giant pumpkins, the fall fair had it all (5 photos)

'Our Fall Fair was part of a long tradition throughout Ontario and Canada that linked Agricultural Societies together such as the C.N.E., P.N.E. and  I.P.E.,' author notes
The Persistence of Dollartown <b>(5 photos)</b>

The Persistence of Dollartown (5 photos)

Dollarton, or Dollartown, persists in the memory of inhabitants and, is a  living reality for residents. It is time our the Town of Midland recognizes  this unique area, author notes
Branch, Root and Tree…. Royal Canadian Legion <b>3 photos)</b>

Branch, Root and Tree…. Royal Canadian Legion 3 photos)

Remember this, they fought for their country at eighteen or twenty, coming home shattered and this is their safe place to hang out., author notes
Frank Shulman; sculptor and well-known local character <b>(7 photos)</b>

Frank Shulman; sculptor and well-known local character (7 photos)

'Sculptors are a breed on their own, and Frank was no exception,' author notes
Squashdaddy and tales of Hubbard <b>(3 photos)</b>

Squashdaddy and tales of Hubbard (3 photos)

Author explores the joys of heading to the backyard to reap nature's rewards
The Magic of Cognashene <b>(4 photos)</b>

The Magic of Cognashene (4 photos)

".There still remain within the boundaries of Cognashene places where the presence of man is not immediately discernible," former Premier Bill Davis says
Livery Stables of Midland: Lost World of Leatherworkers <b>(5 photos)</b>

Livery Stables of Midland: Lost World of Leatherworkers (5 photos)

Penetanguishene and Midland once featured many livery stables with some eventually converting to garages
Steer's White Rose Gas Station and Cabins <b>(4 photos)</b>

Steer's White Rose Gas Station and Cabins (4 photos)

It was a destination for those lovers of Little Lake, Charlie Parker’s Dancehall, Madame Modova’s Tea Readings, and all the little camps and cabins
Spiker’s Barber Shop: 100 Years on King Street <b>(3 photos)</b>

Spiker’s Barber Shop: 100 Years on King Street (3 photos)

Like many local men we loath to admit our pleasure with the professional cut, feeling that any self-interest borders on narcissism,' author notes
Midland Mystic Marvels: Chris Gardner <b>(7 photos)</b>

Midland Mystic Marvels: Chris Gardner (7 photos)

His stage show was appearing as the Mysterious Rendrag ( Gardner spelled backward ) or the Mystic Marvel