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1) Centennial Park:
Mystery Image 1

Title: Centennial Park
Creator: Northland Specialty Co.
Image Type: Postcard
Image Caption: "Winter time at Centennial Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada"
Image Description: The back of the postcard reads "A 1,500 acre playground. Featuring the Children's Farm, Muskey Express Bush Train, an authentic reproduction of a 1910 Bush Camp. Winter sports galore. Centennial Park has captured nature's beauty and has attractions for the whole family".
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Public Library
Image Location: http://images.ourontario.ca/gateway/2323398/data

 

 

2) Chippewa Park
 Mystery Park 2

Title: Chippewa Park
Creator: [Unknown]
Date: circa 1932
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: A post card of early Chippewa Park. A walkway connects the gazebo to the shoreline. Chippewa Park was first developed in the 1920's. Building permits for the bandstand on the water were received by the city of Fort William in 1924. By 1925, the park also had a log pavilion that included a dance hall, ice-cream parlour and a dining room. The bandstand out on the water stood until 1954.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Public Library
Image Location: http://images.ourontario.ca/gateway/56101/data

 

3) Hillcrest Park
 Mystery Park 3

Title: Port Arthur's Town Bell
Creator: Northland Specialty Postcard Ltd.
Image Type: Postcard
Image Description: Postcard showing Port Arthur's Town Bell monument (now located at Hillcrest Park) with a beautiful view of the city. The back of the postcard reads "From a viewpoint overlooking Thunder Bay the city is seen spreading along the shores of Lake Superior. In the foreground, the Old City of Port Arthur's first town bell (circa 1884)".
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Public Library
Image Location: http://images.ourontario.ca/gateway/2323798/data
 

 

 

4) Balsam Pit
 Mystery Park 4

Title: Balsam Pit Recreation Site
Creator: Unknown
Date: September 9, 1977
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: The photograph shows a view of Balsam Pit from the distance.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: P038
Accession: 1996-02-62
 

 

 

5) Paterson Park
 Mystery Park 5

Title: Paterson Park
Creator: Unknown
Date: [1958-1972]
Image Type: Postcard
Image Description: Local Scottish Highlanders play the bagpipes in the park. The photograph shows a fountain, flowers, a parking lot, and a tourist information building.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: P009
Accession: 1996-02-62
 

 

 

6) Boulevard Park
 Mystery Park 6

Title: DSC_0425
Creator: Cultural Services
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: This photograph is of Birch Point at Boulevard Lake. The Birch Point sculpture was created by Sean Randall.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: Public art images file
 

 

 

7) Chippewa Zoo
 Mystery Park 7

Title: Chippewa_hi - from website
Creator: Cultural Services
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: This photograph depicts the two polar bears that stand guard outside Chippewa Zoo.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Location: Public art images file
 

 

 

8) Current River Park
 Mystery Park 8

Title: Port Arthur's Semi-Centennial Celebrations
Creator: Lovelady's
Date: July 2 1934
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: "Crowds stroll through Current River Park during the city's 50th Anniversary celebrations. The picnic at the park was attended by a crowd of over 10,000. ... Visible in the photograph's background are some of the city's chief landmarks; grain elevators, and the legendary Sleeping Giant."
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Public Library
Image Location: http://images.ourontario.ca/gateway/56353/data
 

 

 

9) Friendship Gardens
 Mystery Park 9

Title: Friendship Gardens
Creator: Thunder Bay Planning Division
Date: ca. 1979
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description:  There is a made pond in the foreground, and Poland's Monument in the background. Two udidentified individuals on a park bench.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: P025
Accession: 1991-3-7
 

 

 

10) Wilson Park
 Mystery Park 10

Title: Wilson Playground
Creator: [A.A. Salo?], Thunder Bay Parks Technicians
Date: January 10, 1975
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: The photograph shows the playground in January. There are a few houses in the background.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: P038
Accession: 2010-20-36
 

 

 

11) Hillcrest - Sunken Garden
 Mystery Park 11

Title: Hillcrest Park
Creator: Port Arthur Parks and Recreation Department
Date: 1930-1968
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: Walking paths showing flower beds in the park - corner of High and Ambrose Street are shown.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: P014
Accession: 1995-1-11
 

 

 

12) Whitegates Park
 Mystery Park 12B

Title: Whitegates Timber / Steel Playground
Creator: Thunder Bay Parks Technicians
Date: 1985
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: The photograph shows children playing on the playground structure.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: P038
Accession: 2010-20-13
 

 

 

13) Marina Park
 Mystery Park 13B

Title: Railway Heritage Building
Creator: R. Ettinger, Northland Specialty Co.
Image Type: Postcard
Image Description: "This postcard shows the Railroad Heritage Building located at the Marina in Thunder Bay. The back of the postcard reads "The Railway Heritage Building at Marine Park 'The Depot' or Old CN Station'."
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Public Library
Image Location: http://images.ourontario.ca/gateway/2323311/data

 

 

14) George Burke Park
 Mystery Park 14

Title: George Burke Park
Creator: Thunder Bay Parks Technicians
Date: December 1966
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: The photograph shows the exterior of the building with a walking bridge over a stream.
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Archives
Image Location: P014
Accession: 2010-20_23
 

 

 

15) Vickers Park
Mystery Park 15

Title: Vickers Park
Creator: [Unknown]
Date: ca. 1922
Image Type: Photograph
Image Description: "Winding pathways past birch trees and beds of flowers provide an island of serenity in the middle of an urban setting. In 1902 Catherine Mary Vickers donated ten acres of land to the city to be used as a public park or garden, on the condition that at each corner of the park a boulder should be placed. Each boulder would prominently display one of the following names: John Joseph Vickers, Catherine Vickers, John McIntyre, John McKellar."
Description Reference: Thunder Bay Public Library
Image Location: http://images.ourontario.ca/gateway/56173/data