Curing Tuberculosis in Muskoka

This is the story of Canada’s first tuberculosis sanatorium, built at the turn of the 20th century in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

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Gravenhurst: Early Days, Early Ways

Gravenhurst’s first 40 years involved lumbering, wildly successful while the trees lasted. A dash of agriculture failed, except for feeding the tree cutters. The railway’s arrival in 1875 provided an alternative to steamboats and encouraged tourism. Follow the evolution of a pioneering industrial community on the Canadian Shield.

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