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Waubaushene’s Lumber Era (1861 – 1924)


  In the mid-19th century, several forces had combined to create a burgeoning lumber industry in this area. White pine was in plentiful supply along the shores and rivers emptying into Georgian Bay and the north shore of Lake Huron. … Continue reading

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Newtonville


Charles Newton, his young wife and their teenage son came to this area from England in the 1880’s. Soon after his arrival he bought a farm along the nearby Hog River (on the west half of Lot 11, Concession 6, … Continue reading

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Former School S.S. 4, Highway 93, Waverley


The school house was built in 1926 to serve the four school districts of S.S. #3 Flos, S.S. #4 Tiny, S.S. #4 Tay, and S.S. #9 Medonte. The land had been purchased in 1891 and maintained by the Township of … Continue reading

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S.S. # 14 Tay (Rosemount School)


  This former one room schoolhouse was constructed in 1926 by the Simcoe County School Board to replace an existing school that had been destroyed by fire. The original entries, one for the girls and one for the boys, have … Continue reading

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Early History of the Port McNicoll Public School: 1911 – 1953


In light of declining enrollment and ageing infrastructure, the Simcoe County District School Board decided in 2013 to close the elementary schools in Port McNicoll and Waubaushene. Beginning in the fall of 2015, students from the Waubaushene and Victoria Harbour Schools … Continue reading

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Closing the Waubaushene Public School


  Figure 1: Waubaushene Elementary School 2015 2015 saw the last graduating class from S.S. 12, Waubaushene Elementary School.  In light of declining enrollment and ageing infrastructure, the Simcoe County District School Board had decided in 2013 to close the … Continue reading

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NEWTON FAMILY HISTORY


Submitted and Preamble by Glenn Mount, Huntsville, 2006              This piece is in papers from my mother, Mrs. Albert (Marjorie) Mount who lived on Conc. 5 (Reeves Rd.). Marjorie Mount often wrote articles on her family or local events. These … Continue reading

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