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From stagecoach to bus line: Dubeau’s livery in Penetanguishene

From stagecoach to bus line: Dubeau’s livery in Penetanguishene

Penetang-Midland Coach Lines Limited had its beginnings in the 1870s when Joseph Robert Dubeau began operating a livery stable, author notes
Collecting stamps, other paper bits all part of 10-year-old's life

Collecting stamps, other paper bits all part of 10-year-old's life

'One has to specialize at 10, as the fields and ditches are rich with bounty to the trained eye,' says author, who recalls branching out from stamp collecting to enjoy the profits of collecting bottles
Remembering Larry Fox; a complicated life rich with intrigue <b>(6 photos)</b>

Remembering Larry Fox; a complicated life rich with intrigue (6 photos)

Larry's exploits as an apparent espionage courier were detailed in the book Cold War Warrior
Old Hotels: Gladstane House to Georgian Hotel, Midland <b>(4 photos)</b>

Old Hotels: Gladstane House to Georgian Hotel, Midland (4 photos)

Georgian Hotel featured a dining room, smoking room, shoe-shine parlour and all the sundries of a busy hotel in an equally busy tourist town
Famous Taverns: The Canada House, Penetanguishene <b>(5 photos)</b>

Famous Taverns: The Canada House, Penetanguishene (5 photos)

Originally built as the “Commercial" by Stephen Jeffery, it served the thirsty community fairly and squarely,' author notes
Danzig and escape from the Russians: Adventures of Lydia Ehmcke <b>(5 photos)</b>

Danzig and escape from the Russians: Adventures of Lydia Ehmcke (5 photos)

'Celebrating her 95th birthday, here in Midland, home since 1968, this young-at-heart woman might be called a survivor,' author notes
Cycling in North Simcoe: Longtime rider celebrates a 'tough breed' <b>(5 photos)</b>

Cycling in North Simcoe: Longtime rider celebrates a 'tough breed' (5 photos)

Author fondly recalls the glory days of bicycling and its rebirth with advent of local trail system
<b>Postcard Memories:</b> Stovepipes and Alligators at Jeffery’s Hardware <b>(4 photos)</b>

Postcard Memories: Stovepipes and Alligators at Jeffery’s Hardware (4 photos)

Kibitzing, knowledgeable staff and getting hard-to-find items are all part of a trip to longtime downtown Midland store
Famous Taverns : Hotel Brulé, Penetanguishene <b>5 photos</b>

Famous Taverns : Hotel Brulé, Penetanguishene 5 photos

The Hotel Brulé served as a popular gathering spot for North Simcoe residents
Taverns of Yesterday: The Northern Hotel.

Taverns of Yesterday: The Northern Hotel.

'Prohibitions never work and the working man always wants to cut loose after a hard day at the Mill'