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<b>Remember This?</b> Hand drills, porcelain teeth and dentistry in Barrie in the early 1900s

Remember This? Hand drills, porcelain teeth and dentistry in Barrie in the early 1900s

In this week's Remember This?, Mary Harris looks at 19th century, Barrie dentist Charles Bosanko
<b>Remember This?</b> You’ve come a long way, baby! <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? You’ve come a long way, baby! (5 photos)

The women and girls of Barrie are no more immune to the prevailing styles than their sisters in Toronto, or other larger centres
<b>Remember This?</b> When cows go missing - cattle rustlers among us

Remember This? When cows go missing - cattle rustlers among us

Cattle rustlers in Simcoe County? Yes indeed. Not just fictional characters in a John Wayne movie, these low-down n’er do wells popped up more often than you would think in this part of Ontario
<b>Remember This?</b> Drug abuse in the 1800s — yes, in Barrie! (5 photos)

Remember This? Drug abuse in the 1800s — yes, in Barrie! (5 photos)

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<b>Remember This?</b> The prolific Mr. Ball (5 photos)

Remember This? The prolific Mr. Ball (5 photos)

If you have lived in Barrie for many years, chances are good that you have marvelled at Mr. Ball ’s handiwork, even if you didn’t realize it at the time
<b>Remember This?</b> Failed grave robberies, stolen bodies and empty caskets — the Colourful Duries, creators of the Gables

Remember This? Failed grave robberies, stolen bodies and empty caskets — the Colourful Duries, creators of the Gables

In this week's Remember This?, Mary Harris looks at the unexpected history of the Gables estate, now a park in the Tollendale section of Barrie
<b>Remember This?</b> The Ku Klux Klan would forever regret their expansion into the Town of Barrie

Remember This? The Ku Klux Klan would forever regret their expansion into the Town of Barrie

Despair and dynamite — the William Skelly story
<b>Remember This?:</b> The brewing dreams of Robert Simpson <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This?: The brewing dreams of Robert Simpson (5 photos)

Barrie’s answer to John Molson would be Robert Simpson, a fellow East coast Englishman and brewer
<b>Remember This?</b> The fire halls of Barrie

Remember This? The fire halls of Barrie

“Fire has been and, seemingly, will always remain, the most terrible of the elements” - Harry Houdini
<b>Remember This?</b> The Swamp Whiskey Men

Remember This? The Swamp Whiskey Men

In this week's Remember This?, Mary Harris looks back to a time when Barrie was moonshine country