Colleen O’Marra writes (Dec. 8, 2013):
Just surfing the net this evening and found an interesting set of old
Long Branch photos on a site titled NORTH YORK/TORONTO HISTORIC PHOTOS
AND MAPS. There are five pictures of: Long Branch Villa Lots(1887)
drawings and floor plans of residences designed for George Farquhar,
R.B. Ellis, J.J. Wilkes, Richard Ough, C.S. Gzowski Jr. and H.P.
Dwight. Second photo: Women learn to shoot at Long Branch Camp (now
Curtis Park) 1915. Third photo:the Long Branch Race Track, fourth is
Long Branch Park (1931) and fifth is the Long Branch Hotel in 1953. The
1915 photo is just wonderful and rare. (Colleen M. O’Marra)
These are great photos. I much appreciate learning about this site. I don’t spend much time searching for such great sites, because doing interviews and learning how to do film and sound editing pretty much takes up my available time. Thus it’s great to have people contact the Preserved Stories website with interesting links related to Long Branch.
There’s also a Facebook page, which some visitors to the Preserved Stories site have told me about, devoted to the history of Long Branch and nearby communities. I look forward to finding my way to that site also. It’s on my list of things to do.