Northern Empire Mine, Ontario, late 1930s & 1940.
These photos are from my parents' collection. Two are dated May 1939, and others must have been taken around
the same time. The photos of my Aunt Catherine Carlson must have been taken on her visit in July/August of 1940
(see the text of her postcard). My parents moved from Empire to the Magnet Mine townsite about 1941.
A general view of the Northern Empire Mine.
Northern Empire Mine headframe.
My aunt Cathryn Carlson (my mother's sister) who was visiting my parents from Minneapolis, the summer of 1940.
This photo was dated by my grandmother as May 1939. That's her in the center and my mother at the right-hand edge.
Buildings in the townsite. The log cabin in front is identified as the doctor's house, and the next one was my parents'.
My parents -- my mother was picking violets behind the doctor's cabin. Photo is dated May 1, 1939.
My parents, William and Margaret Dobie with part of the townsite behind. Photo taken the same time as the one above.
My aunt Cathryn Carlson and my mother Margaret (Carlson) Dobie with two gold bricks.
Unfortunately they weren't allowed to keep them. According to the postcard my aunt wrote, this photo was
taken on August 1, 1940.
These are identified as the school and post office. The school must be on the right.
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