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Ever wonder what the Sault looked like 100 years ago?

New app will allow you to experience a Sault Ste. Marie of the past
On This Spot
The app’s photographs and paintings, which come from the collections of the Sault Ste Marie Museum, date from the early-1800s to the 1950s. Supplied photo

The City of Sault Ste. Marie and partners have officially announced the lauch of a new, interactive history app.

On This Spot will allow Saultites and tourists to see and experience what our city looked like up to 100 years ago.

Users of the application will have the opportunity to view more than 100 historical photos of the community and compare them to mapped-out and restaged pictures from today. 

The app highlights the history of the following local attractions and areas:

  • St. Mary's River rapids 
  • Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
  • Queen Street
  • Downtown Mural project
  • Sault Ste. Marie waterfront

In a joint news release issued today, the city, museum and Downtown Association stated that users will gain insight into the history of area Indigenous peoples, the fur trade, Francis Clergue's industrial empire and the building of the canal.

The free app can be downloaded here.