Twenty two colour photographs of skateboard park and BMX bike track at bottom of Mill Street, Deseronto, early 2000s. Brochure from REC Ramps, manufacturer of modular skateboard ramps for concrete or asphalt pads. REC Ramps’ website was active between 2002 and 2006.
The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.
Deseronto High School Central Ontario Inter-Scholastic League Champs FRONT - L. Bruyea, l.w.; F. Whitton, centre; Maurice Detlor, r.w.; C. McVicker, goal. TOP - J. Whitton, Manager; J. McVicker, Mascot; L. McVicker, sub.; M. Perry, r. defense; C. Cole, l. defense; F. Butzer, sub.; E. I. Gale, Principal of Deseronto High School. The picture is undated, but E. I. Gale was Principal of the school between 1922 and 1926. There is a high overlap of team members with the 1926-1927 team photograph, so this may be the 1925-1926 hockey team.
Deseronto High School Hockey Team Central Ontario Interscholastic Champs for the years 1926 and 1927 FIRST ROW - C. McVicker, goal; L. Bruyea, left wing; J. Whitton, Manager; F. Whitton, centre; Maurice Detlor, right wing. SECOND ROW - A. D. Campbell, Principal; C. Cole, left defense; B. Campbell, sub; L. McVicker, right defense; G. Green, sub; B. Brant, coach.
Colour photographs of the town’s two original “Heart of Walleye World” fish signs and the three signs which were painted in 2006 to replace the old ones. The plywood was donated by the Town of Deseronto and the work of cutting out the fish shapes was undertaken by Tom Usher. Diane Myers painted the signs and the fish scales were done by a man called Gerry [surname unknown] who appears in the last two photographs.
Three photographs loaned for scanning: 1) 1953 at Deseronto High School of Bev Cole (later Boomhour), Paula Akey, Ken Scovell, Jean Armitage and Donna Cole 2) 1961 taken inside Lucky Strikes Lanes, including Hugh and Winnie Magee and Vern Boomhour 3) 1968 Brownie pack picking up garbage on the site of the former Deseronto Public School (blurry). Pack leaders were Dorothea Keech and Bev Boomhour. Papers for the Archives: 4) May 31st, 1979 Deseronto Public School ‘Items of Interest’ letter 5) 2006 Municipal Elections list of nominations for the Town of Deseronto, with notes of those elected.