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Falkenburg GhostTown Galleries

Located in: Muskoka
Location #783
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Location Owner:clay70
Creation Date: 8/4/2009
Last Updated: 6/6/2018



Description
Photos of Falkenburg taken in 2009. For info on this well-known ghost town that existed at the Muskoka Rd./Parry Sound Rd. junction read the other entry called "Falkenburg (ghost town)".

Falkenburg Railway Decapitation Story (stories from Gary Denniss' book about Macaulay Township):

By 1885 train tracks had been laid through Falkenburg and Falkenburg Station to the south. Tragedies struck immediately on the mile track between the two villages. The engine from the construction train cut off a workman's legs the day after the track was completed at Falkenburg Station.

An even worse tragedy struck the village in a story told by George Moore. One cold Feb. night the train came into town while George walked by the tracks. The brakeman's job was to aid the train down as it came around the bend. While in the process of doing this the brakeman slipped and fell between the 2 cars, which instantly decapitated his head, sending it flying off and rolling along the ground right past George Moore.

There was also a famed train derailment that occurred right at Falkenburg in 1929..View the photo below.

The school house:

The old log school for the area existed north of Falkenburg at Lot 4 Concession 11 in what is now a deeply wooded area. It was built in 1870. In 1887 it was replaced at the same location with a frame structure that gave classes until 1938.

For info on the other Muskoka ghost town murders/tragedies check out: Monsell, Uffington, Barkway, Lewisham, Muskoka Falls and Germania.




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Created on:6/6/2018
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Created on:11/26/2017
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Created on:10/7/2017
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Created on:1/3/2014
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Falkenburg GhostTown Galleries
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: clay70
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Status: Unknown
Category: Ghost Town


Links:

http://www.bracebridge-ntc.ca/ good map near bottom


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