1906 early photo postcard of Main St. Haileybury Ontario
Photo of a dirt street, men on right working on construction of a new building. Sign on one building ‘F. WOODHOUSE TAILOR’
Message on back “…I was over to Haileybury 2 days on business..”
Labeled bottom left of photo ‘HAILEYBURY ONT.’
Postmarked ‘HAILEYBURY 9 JUN 06’ on 1¢ King Edward VII stamp, sent to Niagara Falls Centre, with reception postmark ‘JU 11 06’.
Slightly toned on back.
Haileybury was founded in 1889 by Charles Cobbold Farr, who named the newly founded town after the Haileybury and Imperial Service College, his former school in England. Haileybury was formally incorporated as a town in 1904. Farr encouraged settlement in the area, penning his own promotional pamphlet, entitled "The Lake Temiskamingue District", in an effort to attract new settlers to the region. Marketed to settlers as prime agricultural land, Haileybury had only a handful of residents until the arrival of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway in the early 1900s, and the subsequent discovery of large silver deposits in neighboring Cobalt in 1903. During the Cobalt Silver Rush, Haileybury became a 'bedroom community' that served the needs of the many miners and, most famously, many mine owners and managers.