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<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> 100 summers past <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: 100 summers past (4 photos)

Things certainly have changed much over the years, with speeding vehicles and humidity still among the common complaints
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Chimney sweepers wore many hats <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: Chimney sweepers wore many hats (4 photos)

Looking back at chimney sweeping in old Barrie, a job that was hazardous, dirty and difficult to perform, not to mention low-paying and underappreciated
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> The life of a travelling shoe salesman <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: The life of a travelling shoe salesman (4 photos)

For several generations of the Griffiths family, their sole occupation was selling footwear
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> The thankless job of being Barrie's nightwatchman <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: The thankless job of being Barrie's nightwatchman (4 photos)

Whenever there was a fire or a crime, the followup question was always, 'Well, where was the nightwatchman?'
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Gunfight on the Government Dock, Part Two <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: Gunfight on the Government Dock, Part Two (4 photos)

<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Gunfight on the Government Dock, Part One <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: Gunfight on the Government Dock, Part One (4 photos)

On July 7, 1897, a detective was sitting in the train station, having a chat with a local doctor, when he spied three out-of-place characters
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Going back in time on Highway 400 <b>(9 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: Going back in time on Highway 400 (9 photos)

After six years of construction, the new highway to Barrie opened on Sept. 6, 1951, but more changes will happen in the coming years
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> What's your story, 166 Bayfield St.? <b>(5 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: What's your story, 166 Bayfield St.? (5 photos)

Every site has a story and the story of 166 Bayfield continues to be told
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Imbalance of power <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: Imbalance of power (4 photos)

Did you know that in 1877 it was actually illegal to, as Johnny Paycheck once sang, take this job and shove it?
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> The other Boys' Block <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: The other Boys' Block (4 photos)

Some of downtown's best-preserved Victorian details exist here, with excellent brickwork, ornate iron pillars and ever-watchful stone gargoyles