Parry Sound in Parry Sound District, Ontario — Central Canada
Trestle at Parry Sound, 1914
Today Tom Thomson is acknowledged as Canada's foremost painter. Those small wooden boards he gave to friends can be worth more than a million dollars.
What he saw in 1914: Fifty years after the lumbering began, logs, arriving down the river, are trimmed and cut in the mills. The river is dammed; both shores are lined with tramways, thousands of board feet of lumber piled high, waiting to be loaded in ships. The lumber goes to railheads around the Great Lakes to build the cities of North America and the world.
Seven years later, the last of the mills had burned to the ground, and Parry Sound had welcomed the first of the cruise ships with visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Caption: Tom Thomson,
Erected by The Museum on Tower Hill Rotary Club of Parry Sound Town of Parry Sound.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Bridges & Viaducts • Horticulture & Forestry • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1914.
Location. 45° 20.453′ N, 80° 2.043′ W. Marker is in Parry Sound, Ontario, in Parry Sound District. Marker is on Bay Street, 0.2 kilometers north of Tribute Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is along a trail parallel to the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 Bay St, Parry Sound ON P2A 1S4, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of Parry Sound (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Parry Sound District Court House (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Tom Thomson. Wikipedia entry on the Canadian artist, who produced some 400 oil sketches on wood boards during his short career. (Submitted on April 20, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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