Stan Stoutenburg, Arthur Stoutenburg and Silas McArthur on the ground. Mel McGowan is on the load tightening the chain with a binding pole. This is Mel's truck and he is hauling logs for Charlie Collins at Kolapore.
The Alex Rutledge saw mill situated in Lot 9 Concession 6. Alex is sitting on the stump at centre. He is on the left, not wearing a hat.
Charlie Collins at the back of the load of logs on a wagon drawn by a team of horses. Fred Cully standing on the tongue. Taken at Charlie's mill at the dam, west of the school.
Charlie Collinsand hired man Fred Cully at Charlie's mill. Charlie's sons Gordon and Aubrey sit on huge logs.
David Galbraith (son of James), J.J. Buchanan, James Galbraith (left to right). James Galbraith bought this bush lot from J.J. Buchanan (grandfather of Rev. Robert Buchanan).
Group of people at the Johnston & White Mill at Kolapore.
Truck hauling lumber from the McKean Mill to the Massey Harris Company.
Charlie Collins to the left and Fred Curly on the right. Collins with his sons; Gordon and Aubrey. This picture was taken at Collin's Mill at the Kolapore Dam.
Richard Hallam, Lois Plummer's grandfather, worked for local farmers and lumber mills in the Beaver Valley area from the late 1800s to the 1920s. Here he is posing with his two horses who were used to pull heavy materials and as transportation.
Located at 588135 on the 9th sideroad in Ravenna, this is the birthplace and home if David John McNichol, Collingwood Township's longest serving Reeve and one of Grey County's most succesful municipal politicians. Reeve McNichol was born September 20, 1918, one of 8 children. In 1947 David married his wife Hazel (Knox) and together they farmed the property and raised their family of 5 in this home.
McNichol was first elected to municipal Council in 1949, then elected Reeve in 1952, a position in which he served continously till his death in 1994. In 2003, this home was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value by the Town of the Blue Mountains. He was a founding Director of both the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association and the Georgian Trail Board of Managament.
McNichol's children and grandchildren also grew up in Ravenna only neighbours away. The McNichol family developed a lumber yard and continue to preserve the heritage property.