Photos of Kearns Ontario & area, 2009
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for these photos.
Downtown, Kearns, Ontario. Photo taken in June, 2009.
This is a panorama of the west side of Kearns Avenue in June, 2009.
Starting with the white house with the red roof, Art Brown says when they moved away the Gillis family
lived there; next left was the Blevins family. When we (the Dobie's) moved away in January, 1953, the
blue house (just left of the birch trees) was occupied by the Grozelle family (and before them, the
Hammond family); next left
were the Mayhews; next left, with the peak cut off, was our house just vacated; next left were
the Comiskys and next left (one of the houses burned in 2007 by an arsonist) were the
Monettes; and last left (also burned) were the Schultz family.
At the far left of the street you can see a few remaining
sculptures by Joe Nickerson.
SEE A DOUBLE-WIDE ENLARGEMENT OF THE ABOVE PHOTO.
The old Kearns Arms Hotel in downtown Kearns, Ontario. It looks derelict.
The corner of Government Road and Lynch Avenue, Kearns, Ontario.
A view of Virginiatown from Kearns Beach on Larder Lake. Significantly missing are all of the Kerr-Addison
mine buildings which used to sit on top of the hill at right.
This is the mouth of Bear Creek where it empties into Larder Lake. The grass in the foreground
covers the old mine tailings which used to be bare clay and sand in the 1950's.
The old mine tailings seem to have been eroded away.
This photo shows the remains of what used to be a mile of bare mine tailings which was completely clear of vegetation.
SEE A PHOTO OF KEARNS BEACH IN 1952.
The mouth of Bear creek as it enters Larder Lake. You can see some Virginiatown buildings on the hill
at the right, and what remains of Kearns Beach is out of the photo to the left.
Bear Creek, near Kearns, Ontario. June, 2009.