Monday, March 10, 2014

Keswick Millworks

 Cook's Bay Lake Simcoe, Mid 1800's

Written on a plaque beside the mural: "The Lake played an important role in the development of communities along its shoreline.

Left side of mural

... There were few suitable roads for shipping and receiving of goods to early pioneers so large sailboats and steam barges stopped at communities when they raised their flags at the shoreline.

Right side of mural

...Lumber was a main stay of the commerce as the virgin forest along the shore line were cut down and shipped overseas to Britain to be used in the busy ship building industry. Slowly with the development of better roads and the coming of the RAILROAD, the shipping industry died and a new ERA began."

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51 comments:

Andy said...

Always nice to see someone still remembers the history of the area.

Revrunner said...

I love it when art is used to help tell a story.

William Kendall said...

The artistic style is remarkable, and really draws one back in time.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love these murals.

Buttons said...

Oh they are beautiful images of the mural it just makes you think of all the work that went into making this country. Hug B

Judy said...

I am always interested to learn more of what life must have been like, back in those days...

Sandra said...

a truly talented painter or painters for this mural. as i looked at the first one i tried to make it big enough to see the man on the wagon and thought i wish i could see that better, then you showed him. so glad you did.

orchid Miyako said...

Wonderful art work with history; interesting for me to read♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

see you there! said...

Such an interesting mural and I enjoyed the bit of history as well.

Darla

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful mural and really depicts life there in the 1800's!

Bill Nicholls said...

When I saw Keswick I thought you were talking about the one in the Lake District here. Nice murals, the Keswick here would have nothing like that

Icy BC said...

Wow..these are beautiful murals to see!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Fascinating images on the wall. Industry seems so much more charming when small and in its early stages.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So talented whomever painted these ... loved the added history lesson too! xo

Lowell said...

These are all great! I'd say the lake did play THE important role in the development of communities along its shoreline!

My grandmother lived in Cook, Minnesota. Probably not related to Cook's Bay, though. :)

I'm studying for my "authorized photographer" license and should get it soon. I hope you do the same. I mean, really, you just can't continue without an "authorized" license!

DeniseinVA said...

Loved the murals! Wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

really nice mural!

Karen said...

Cool mural EG! Little snippets of history like that are so interesting!

Stephanie said...

Love the mural work.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love seeing murals in different towns that show some history of the area. I've never been to Keswick, ON but have been to Keswick England. :) And guess where I live?? :)

Rebecca said...

Beautiful murals. I love old mills.

Carver said...

I like the murals and an interesting history.

Alexa T said...

I never knew or heard before about these things ( "Cook's Bay Lake Simcoe, Mid 1800's"; so interesting murals / helping to rediscover history worldwide...
also about "Milkweed pod" post - details about nature... ). Thanks for sharing those infos!

llandudnopictures said...

Great mural, lots of historical insight!

Photo Cache said...

the murals are so wonderful.

RedPat said...

I always like a good historical mural and this is a nice one, EG!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The old River history is so interesting (same here South of you).... beautiful mural and very interesting.

Halcyon said...

The style of these murals is wonderful! Love the bright colors and how they tell the history in pictures. Great find!

Halcyon said...

The style of these murals is wonderful! Love the bright colors and how they tell the history in pictures. Great find!

Gail Dixon said...

These are pretty scenes and also historical. Very nice.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, interesting, and historical post for the day, EG!! Another one -- I should have said, as yours always are!! Thanks as always, too, for sharing them with us!! Love the pictures!! Have a great week!!

cieldequimper said...

They are lovely! And it's nice to be reminded of days gone by!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely historical place and photos for OWT ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol ^_^

Phil Slade said...

The mural took me by suprise when it said "Keswick" as the other Keswick is not far from here in the English Lakes. Both are picturesque and historical places though.

mick said...

Great photos and a very interesting piece of history. I like the way it is commemorated with murals.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a very pretty community! The murals are wonderful. I wonder what it would have been like to live in those days!! Enjoy your week!

Andrea said...

It's too bad there are not more historians among us. Perhaps we would have a better understanding of our past which in turn would allow us to make better decisions about our future. Times don't seem to allow for that, but I so enjoyed this short, but very telling piece by you. Thank you so much ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Linda said...

Fun mural to view! Reminds me of a Charles Wysocki painting.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I like the way the man stand on the timber logs.

Al said...

What a great mural, and some interesting information too.

Randy said...

That's a nice one!

LONDONLULU said...

I love seeing this kind of thing, what a find!

Indrani said...

Good slice of history. I like such sights.

ladyfi said...

What lovely murals!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eg This is a wonderful mural. The painter/s were wonderful to remind people of the history of the area. hanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Great mural artwork, thanks for sharing :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So beautifully painted EG, the artist really knows how to use colours.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Can't help myself enjoying this post...the tidbits of the history along with murals that are as colorful as the past!!

Small City Scenes said...

I love knowing the history of any given area I am interested in and that piques my interest to know more. Sad about taking away all the trees though. Same thing here.
Excellent post. MB

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Pearl said...

history murals are a wonderful practice.

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