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Mary Harris

Mary Harris

The history of Barrie goes back to the early 19th century. More than 170 years have passed and Barrie has been without a museum — until now. The Barrie Historical Archive exists to celebrate and preserve its rich history by telling your story through digital media. The Barrie Historical Archive is a free, online archive that centralizes Barrie's historical content. We are on a mission to preserve, protect and promote your story and the story of those who have built our great city into what it is today.

Recent Work by Mary

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part three <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part three (4 photos)

The final outcome in the trial surrounding a Collingwood family, where Jenny Wonch made history by testifying on her own behalf
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part two <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part two (4 photos)

Part two of the tale of a Collingwood family who often found themselves in the news of the late 1800s, including a double murder
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part one <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part one (4 photos)

Part one of a two-part tale of a large Collingwood area family who often found themselves in the news of the late 1800s, including a double murder
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part three <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part three (4 photos)

This week in Remember This, Mary shares the final outcome in the trial surrounding a Collingwood family, where Jenny Wonch made history by testifying on her own behalf
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part two <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part two (4 photos)

This week in Remember This, Mary shares part two of the tale of a Collingwood family who often found themselves in the news of the late 1800s, including a double murder
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part one <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part one (4 photos)

This week in Remember This, Mary shares part one of a two-part tale of a large Collingwood area family who often found themselves in the news of the late 1800s, including a double murder
Robbie Burns: The people's poet <b>(4 photos)</b>

Robbie Burns: The people's poet (4 photos)

This week in Remember This, Mary relates the story of a most successful Scottish banquet held at the Queen's Hotel under the auspices of Balmoral Camp No. 10, Sons of Scotland
Bloomer girls on men's bicycles cause quite a stir in 1897!

Bloomer girls on men's bicycles cause quite a stir in 1897!

The reporter added that a large number of citizens were demanding to know the names of these bloomer-wearing women
Tailor's name still ties him to the past at downtown shop

Tailor's name still ties him to the past at downtown shop

John Franklin Craig, who ran for the Conservatives in 1934, has his name in mosaic tiles in front of 42 Dunlop St. E. in this week's Remember This
Wanted for Forgery!

Wanted for Forgery!

Essa wagon maker, James Speers, hopped a train and disappeared without paying about $3,000 in promissory notes