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So, you're a single mother in 1908. Now what? <b>(5 photos)</b>

So, you're a single mother in 1908. Now what? (5 photos)

'Remember This' columnist Mary Harris explains how marriage, divorce and parenthood was scandalous business in the late 1800s, early 1900s
<b>Remember This?</b> The Square <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? The Square (5 photos)

Barrie's most controversial piece of property
<b>Remember This?</b> The Ovenden murder <b>(photos)</b>

Remember This? The Ovenden murder (photos)

John Strathy was shot dead on a sharply cold day in 1896
<b>Remember This?</b> The shady deals of A.J. Tuck <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? The shady deals of A.J. Tuck (5 photos)

Mr. Tuck would come to be very familiar with the Barrie Fire Department over the years. In what may have been his first stroke of fire-related bad luck, Arthur lost a building on Gowan Street in Allandale to flames in July of 1914
<b>Remember This?:</b> Lilac Villa

Remember This?: Lilac Villa

And the man who built it
<b>Remember This?</b> A little Chinese bird <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? A little Chinese bird (5 photos)

Two years after meeting, Lieutenant Shearman Godfrey Bird married Amoi Chun and eventually settled in Barrie
<b>Remember This?</b> The very odd Guthrie story <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? The very odd Guthrie story (5 photos)

What was later described as 'the greatest sensation this town has seen for years' began the evening of November 17 in 1909
<b>Remember This?</b> Dairy Queen - Keeping Barrie cool Since 1959 <b>(7 photos)</b>

Remember This? Dairy Queen - Keeping Barrie cool Since 1959 (7 photos)

'To a bunch of soaking wet kids straight out of a lake, after an hour or two of fresh air and horseplay, these were the best burgers ever'
<b>Remember This?:</b> The sad and strange tale of James Carruthers

Remember This?: The sad and strange tale of James Carruthers

Let us recount the tale of the first man hanged in the Barrie Jail
<b>Remember This?</b> Just like famiglia! Nino's Italian Restaurant <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? Just like famiglia! Nino's Italian Restaurant (5 photos)

Today, there must be a hundred places where you can buy so-called Italian take-out food in the area. Yet Nino's keep plodding along, unperturbed by 2-4-1 deals, stuffed crusts, pretzel dough, crazy bread or trendy toppings