Alfred Ross Oborne 'ARO' with Friends - 1922
The following notation was accompanied with this photo from Jim Oborne:..Gift from J. Ross Oborne (Skootamatta Lake).Man in centre- Alfred Ross Oborne- first cottages @Skootamatta in 1922. .'Aro' as a teenager attended Camp Mazinaw and on a portage to Skootamatta (circa 1900) came back in 1922 and bought land (Oborne Point), built a cottage (Oborne Island) and recruited others to join him. He supervised the building of the next 15 cottages, hiring dozens of local people from the Cloyne area- including Mike Schwager, Charlie & Pete Bey, Meeks. .Was a long time close friend of Merrill /Denison who owned Bon Echo. ..See letter from M. Schwager to 'Aro' wife- Clara- in Denison case. ..On 'Aro's' right is Harry Gibbs and his left is Harry Bellingham (both friends from Toronto).