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REMEMBER THIS: Old-fashioned winters through the words of Fred Grant

REMEMBER THIS: Old-fashioned winters through the words of Fred Grant

Barrie storyteller recalls thermometer regularly sinking to -45 C in 1870s
REMEMBER THIS: A snapshot of New Year's 100 years ago

REMEMBER THIS: A snapshot of New Year's 100 years ago

Let’s have a look at what was going on in Barrie during the final week of 1923
REMEMBER THIS: White Christmas? Chances are good in Barrie

REMEMBER THIS: White Christmas? Chances are good in Barrie

Farmers were keen weather observers, with many keeping diaries to record conditions
REMEMBER THIS: Story of the Christmas box fairly complex

REMEMBER THIS: Story of the Christmas box fairly complex

A Christmas box could involve any kind of small gift at all but, in most cases, cash was the expected form
REMEMBER THIS: Where have all the carollers gone?

REMEMBER THIS: Where have all the carollers gone?

'Do carollers still travel the streets of Barrie at Christmastime? I know that there was a time when they were a common sight,' says columnist
REMEMBER THIS: A frontier town Christmas was a bit different

REMEMBER THIS: A frontier town Christmas was a bit different

'Coffins of all kinds at half the price usually charged by others; also an excellent hearse at a trifling charge'
REMEMBER THIS: Soldier's letters help solve mystery

REMEMBER THIS: Soldier's letters help solve mystery

Korean War soldier from eastern Ontario had connections to Barrie
REMEMBER THIS: Teen soldiers grew up quickly on battlefield

REMEMBER THIS: Teen soldiers grew up quickly on battlefield

Clifford Wiseman arrived in France on July 18, 1916 and died at the Somme exactly 15 weeks later
REMEMBER THIS: Teen falsified age by three years to enlist

REMEMBER THIS: Teen falsified age by three years to enlist

When Donald Kelcey signed up to fight during the First World War, he was only 15 years old ... and some came under heavy machine-gun fire
REMEMBER THIS: Kerry's Book Store enters new chapter

REMEMBER THIS: Kerry's Book Store enters new chapter

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