Thursday, September 04, 2014

Vanishing Village

Believe it or not, but  400ft across this field likes the remains of a village.

The Village of Josephine sprung up as a flagstop along the North Simcoe Railway in 1879.

In its day it was known for Jopseph Budds sawmill (the town was named after his daughter, Josephine).

The saw mill remained operational up to 1914, at which time it stopped operation, and the village slowly disappeared into obscurity.

This is just another cool piece of history that I never would have found if I wasn't for geocaching.

Here are a few pics of the remains of the village.  There isn't a great deal left.