1908 Canada, postcard with lake view of Torrance in Muskoka
– Sold Out
Early postcard with nice lake view of the small town of Torrance in the famed Muskoka cottage region area of Ontario. Probably a view from Bala Bay.
Interesting text on winter conditions.
Torrance Muskoka Feb 2, 1908
Hello Alex. Recv’d your card. Do you recognize this place? It’s a pretty good looking place isn’t it?...How’s skating in P.S.? There is too much snow here for skating, and for sleigh riding too. Even the trains have to stop. I don’t know whether I will be able to get this posted or not…Bessie
‘PARRY SOUND FEB 6 08 ONT.’ Cancelation on 1 cent King Edward VII stamp. Mailed to Parry Sound.
Some toning right side.
The community now known as Torrance was settled in 1870 by three men; William Torrance, Joseph Coulter, and George Jestin; and their families. After realizing the sheer beauty and boundless potential of the area, they relocated their families to start life anew in Muskoka; each purchasing 100 acres of land for $0.75 apiece. William Torrance, as the first postmaster of the community, was honoured when the town was given his name. By 1906, the railway had reached Torrance, expanding its potential as a tourist destination and summer resort community.