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Sep. 21, 2019 | Saturday
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Exploring photos with Jim Smith: Simcoe Park
The Simcoe Park dance pavilion in 1957. (Jim Smith/Special)

Simcoe Park in the 1950s was a different place for town kids and adults to find entertainment in the summer and winter. For kids there were large swings, a huge wooden slide and a heavy duty wooden teeter-totter. The dance pavilion, seen in this 1957 picture, had live entertainment and dancing on Saturday nights throughout the summer. On Sundays, there was an outdoor bandstand with a piano. Local crooners would entertain the townspeople, who brought their own chairs. In the winter, we had the best skating rink and sleigh ride hills you could ask for.

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