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Wordless Wednesday – Touring Settler’s Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada

My husband and I go camping every summer at Emily Provincial Park in Omeemee, Ontario, near Peterborough. One day we decided to tour one of the local towns and see what attractions we could find. We decided to go north 20 km. to Bobcaygeon.
In the town of Bobcaygeon was a pleasant surprise, a Settler’s Village right in town. The location was quite unusual, we didn’t expect much, but it was worth taking a look.
There was no Admission fee, just a donation when you leave, if you wish to make one. A tour guide took us around and unlocked the buildings, one by one, they don’t get much traffic. Now I will give you a tour.

trapper’s cabin

interior of cabin

firehall

firetruck being restored

interior of schoolhouse
teaching requirements 1870
shanty
interior of shanty
Fairbairn Church
interior of church
19th century home
time capsule

the Muir house

general store




the Duggan house




the Boyd shanty
the totem pole seems out of place here
the Jail
the blacksmith’s shop

the barn
the honey shack
What is it?

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