Aurora, Ontario

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Families and their cart of heavy baggage pose for a photo on Aurora's train platform.

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Staff pose in front of the offices of the Aurora Banner, the local newspaper, and the J Winter Jeweler, on Yonge Street.

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The Aurora Public School's class of 1904 pose for a class photo.

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A column of infantry marching in the mud past the Mechanics Hall in 1916. They are members of the 12th York Rangers. Muddy unpaved streets were the rule rather than the exception until the 1920s. At that point more people began to buy cars, and the owners of those cars expected roads to be paved to accommodate them.

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Looking east on Wellington and Yonge. On the left can be seen the old Queen Hotel which was demolished in the 1950s.

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A streetcar travels down Yonge back in the days before the street was paved. The greast sidewalks would indicate that it has just rained.

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A group of people pose for a photo in the middle of Yonge Street. To the left can be seen the old Town Hall, which does not survive, and to the right the United Church which burned down in 2014.

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The Gothic Revival Methodist Church, as seen from the head of Church Street.

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The water tower and power house as viewed from Yonge Street.

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The octagonal Dead House at the Aurora Cemetery. It was used to store bodies during the winter months when the ground was too frozen to bury the dead.

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A couple boys pose for a photo on Tyler Street. Notice the two houses in the back remain the same.

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Aurora's historic train station.

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A boy crosses Yonge Street in front of a streetcar.

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