Box 2256 Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada P0B 1Co
Here are several photos of our young but enthusiastic Muskoka
Pioneer Power Association based here in Bracebridge, Ontario. We
number about 100 members and on July 9 and 10, 1988 we will be
sponsoring our fourth annual show. In addition, many of our members
participate in the 10-15 invitations to other shows and fall fairs
from April to October. We journey as far North as Earlton, Ontario
which is about a five-hour drive from Bracebridge and as far south
as Milton, Ontario which is near the shores of Lake Ontario.
Participation in Centennial Parades over the last few years is a
bonus that we all enjoy.
Our club members are trying to preserve the heritage of Muskoka
which is a delightful and popular vacation area situated among the
beautiful Muskoka Lakes. Many Americans have summer homes here and
spend their summers here.
Until the mid-1800’s. this region was a dense bushland and
the only means of travel was by water. Logging and homestead
farming opened up this region and before long, the train tracks
etched their way into the area.
Many affluent families from southern regions established summer
homes around the lakes and from this grew the lodges and resorts
which are still popular today. Small villages and towns dotted the
river and lake shores and gradually the area opened up. Many of the
stationary engines, tractors, steam engines and automobiles that
our club members own today were recovered from around these summer
homes and lumber camps and farms.