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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
Most Beautiful Boat Trip On Fresh Water: Fishing Unequaled <b>(5 photos)</b>

Most Beautiful Boat Trip On Fresh Water: Fishing Unequaled (5 photos)

Without all the man-made interference, Georgian Bay remains a place of magic
Toronto of Old: Dr. Henry Scadding and Yonge Street to Penetanguishene <b>(5 photos)</b>

Toronto of Old: Dr. Henry Scadding and Yonge Street to Penetanguishene (5 photos)

Books provide an interesting glimpse into region's past
Herman Weinreb’s Gift

Herman Weinreb’s Gift

“During the thirties, the Town of Midland faced financial problems meeting payments and Herman Weinreb bailed them out," Miles Blackhurst noted
Two Sweet Saints: Hackers Variety <b>(6 photos)</b>

Two Sweet Saints: Hackers Variety (6 photos)

The diminutive Mrs. Hacker ruled this roost with all her curious and excitable charges visiting daily to this shrine to sucrose, author fondly remembers
Apples, heavy horses and an ice house: The Ingram Estate <b>(3 photos)</b>

Apples, heavy horses and an ice house: The Ingram Estate (3 photos)

'Many of these old landmarks are gone, however, one still savours the thought of draught horses and an ice house in town,' author notes
Libraries - Bibliomania and its Treatment <b>(3 photos)</b>

Libraries - Bibliomania and its Treatment (3 photos)

In a world ruled by an internet that is instantaneous and opinionated, we find solace and reflection, quietude and thoughtfulness in our libraries, author says