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CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY
NORTHERN EMPIRE GOLD MINE, ONTARIO

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s

These photos are from my parents' collection. Two are dated May 1939, and the others must have been taken around the same time. My parents moved from Empire to the Magnet Mine townsite about 1941.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s

A general view of the Northern Empire Mine.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s

Northern Empire Mine headframe.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s

My aunt Cathryn Carlson (my mother's sister) who was visiting my parents from Minneapolis.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, 1939

This photo was dated by my grandmother as May 1939. That's her in the center and my mother at the right-hand edge.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s

Buildings in the townsite. The log cabin in front is identified as the doctor's house, and the next one was my parents'.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, 1939

My parents -- my mother was picking violets behind the doctor's cabin. Photo is dated May 1, 1939.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, 1939

My parents, William and Margaret Dobie with part of the townsite behind. Photo taken the same time as the one above.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s

My aunt Cathryn Carlson and my mother Margaret (Carlson) Dobie with two gold bricks.
Unfortunately they weren't allowed to keep them.

Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s

These are identified as the school and post office. The school must be on the right.


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