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Vennachar

Ontario : Addington Highlands
Location #10495
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Location Owner:RogerM
Creation Date: 6/2/2014
Last Updated: 1/26/2019



Description
Vennachar was first settled in 1861 and became one of the major towns in the Addington Highlands, servicing farms and the lumber industry in the surrounding area. Its prominence came to an end in 1903 when a fire swept through the area destroying most of the homes and businesses.

Today, there are a few remaining residents, but the town is in severe decline. The photos are of the chrrch which survived the fire and was restored in 1987. Although locked, visitors are told to inquire at the Vennachar Store, which, unfortunately, no longer exists.

Although my time was limited when I came across this gem, I intend to return and explore a little more.

I have included a couple of links which give a better, although now outdated, history of the town.

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August 2016
Created by: fiso


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Vennachar Memorial Church
Created by: RogerM


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Status:

Status: Historic Location
Category: Ghost Town


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On 1/27/2019 2:45:30 AM user OAP deleted gallery with SID : 1262019234347
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On 9/5/2016 12:10:12 PM user fiso created gallery : August 2016
On 6/2/2014 3:13:18 PM user RogerM changed the following: description
On 6/2/2014 2:54:17 PM user RogerM uploaded photos : 20140601vennachar10_.jpg / 20140601vennachar01_.jpg / 20140601vennachar02_.jpg / 20140601vennachar03_.jpg / 20140601vennachar04_.jpg / 20140601vennachar05_.jpg / 20140601vennachar06_.jpg / 20140601vennachar07_.jpg / 20140601vennachar09_.jpg / to SID: 622014113915
On 6/2/2014 2:40:00 PM user RogerM created gallery : Vennachar Memorial Church
On 6/2/2014 2:39:07 PM user RogerM changed the following: location status, description


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