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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 The Barrie Historical Archive is a free, online archive that centralizes Barrie's historical content.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.

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Recent Work by Mary

A look back at the end of the other prohibition <b>(4 photos)</b>

A look back at the end of the other prohibition (4 photos)

In this edition of Remember This, Mary Harris wonders whether the end of alcohol's prohibition was anything like today's legalization of cannabis
The corset man’s corner <b>(4 photos)</b>

The corset man’s corner (4 photos)

In this edition of Remember This, Mary Harris tells us how Crompton Drive got its name
Little bottles: Part 2 <b>(4 photos)</b>

Little bottles: Part 2 (4 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Mary Harris concludes her investigation into the death of Charles Hinds
Little bottles: Part 1 <b>(4 photos)</b>

Little bottles: Part 1 (4 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Mary Harris begins a tale of suspected death by strychnine poisoning
The mysterious death of James Anderton: Part 2 <b>(4 photos)</b>

The mysterious death of James Anderton: Part 2 (4 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Mary Harris continues the story of a mysterious death in Barrie
The mysterious death of James Anderton: Part 1 <b>(4 photos)</b>

The mysterious death of James Anderton: Part 1 (4 photos)

In 1892, a most bizarre death occurred in the town of Barrie in this week's Remember This
Barrie businessman fights for right to sell super-comfy shoes

Barrie businessman fights for right to sell super-comfy shoes

In this edition of Remember This, the Barrie Historical Archive tells the story of Hurlburt and Hulbut and The Great Cushion-Soled Shoe War of 1902
The Antonio 'Mr. Tony' Curcio story: Part 3 <b>(6 photos)</b>

The Antonio 'Mr. Tony' Curcio story: Part 3 (6 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Mary Harris concludes her three-part series about Curcio's story and his family's adventures in Allandale and beyond
The Antonio 'Mr. Tony' Curcio story: Part 2 <b>(5 photos)</b>

The Antonio 'Mr. Tony' Curcio story: Part 2 (5 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Mary Harris continues with part two of Curcio's story as his family flourishes in Allandale
The Antonio 'Mr. Tony' Curcio story: Part 1 <b>(4 photos)</b>

The Antonio 'Mr. Tony' Curcio story: Part 1 (4 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Mary Harris begins Curcio's story as he immigrates to Canada from Italy and settles in Allandale