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Call of the Kawarthas

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Production Years: 
1940 to 1957


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Length (feet): 
820 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS.
"Film to attract tourists to the Kawartha Districit. It showcases the landscape, rivers and lakes. There is footage of an aboriginal re-enactment, the Quaker Oats factory, Peterborough, lift locks, workers leaving a factory, leisure activities by the water, churches, residential neighborhoods, flora, market square, golf course, railway lines, ferry, licence plates of out-of-town visitors, animated map showing approximate distances, island homes, Eagle Lake, Rice Lake, camping, floating bridge, watercraft, Deer Lake; fish conservatory, anglers, autumn scenes, hunting and winter scenes. An example of the narrator’s commentary is: 'No boy can grow up properly without camping'."


Canadian Travel Film Library, 16mm Motion Picture Films (New York/Chicago: Canadian Travel Film Library, 1954), 14.
"A picture of the city of Peterborough and its surrounding countryside, the Kawartha Lakes District of Ontario. Many good scenic, sports and fishing shots."