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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 106. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from west to east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 106 Photographs


HWY 2 #309

Above - Facing west along Hwy 2 approaching the Hwy 106 Junction at Welcome, near Port Hope. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in July, 1986.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)


Present Day King's Highway 106 Photographs


HWY 2 #374 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #375 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Welcome on Hwy 2, facing east from Kellogg Road. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Historically, the small community of Welcome was also known as "Welcome Corners". See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #384 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #376 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign marking the upcoming eastbound Hwy 2 turn-off to Port Hope at Welcome. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Guide sign marking the Northumberland County Road 74 Junction on eastbound Hwy 2 at Welcome. Until the late 1980s, County Road 74 was known as King's Highway 106. This short provincial highway connected Hwy 2 at Welcome to Hwy 28 at Dale. Historically, the route of Hwy 106 formed an important link in the highway route between Toronto and Peterborough. After the completion of the (much shorter) route of Hwy 115 to Peterborough in 1954, Hwy 106 become significantly less travelled. Ultimately, ownership of Hwy 106 was transferred from the province to the County of Northumberland in 1989, who subsequently renamed the former King's Highway as County Road 74. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #377 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #378 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 2 at Welcome. At the intersection, Hwy 2 turns right and continues east towards Port Hope, while Former Hwy 106 (now County Road 74) continues straight ahead towards Hwy 28 at Dale. The right-of-way at this highway junction is rather unusual. The eastbound movement on Hwy 2 seen here is not under Stop control, but all other approaches to the junction are required to stop and yield right-of-way to others before entering the intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 2 towards Newcastle from the Former Hwy 106 Junction at Welcome. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #379 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #380 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Welcome on Former Hwy 106 (County Road 74), facing west towards the Hwy 2 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards Dale along Former Hwy 106 (County Road 74) from Welcome. This road was first assumed by the province as a provincial highway in 1922. The highway served as an important cut-off route for Hwy 2 traffic bound for Peterborough via Hwy 28. The Welcome-Dale Road was ultimately assigned the Hwy 106 route number in the early 1950s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 106 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - In 1943, a small stone monument was erected north of Port Hope in the hamlet of Welcome, as a memorial to Harry Martyn, the first patrolman on Ontario's Highways. The pink granite boulder was engraved with the Department of Highways shield, and a special tribute to Harry Martyn. The Department of Highways placed this monument on the southeast corner of the Hwy 2 and Hwy 106 (Now County Road 74) intersection in Welcome. I would like to take this opportunity to extend special thanks to Larry Paradis for first informing me of the existence of this interesting historic monument. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 20, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





Below - Close-up of the tribute to Harry Martyn. The text reads:

"IN MEMORY OF
HARRY MARTYN
1865-1937
THE FIRST PATROLMAN
ON THE KING'S HIGHWAYS
OF ONTARIO
1918-1934"

HWY 106 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

(Photograph taken on May 20, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #382 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #381 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Welcome Corners from the Harry Martyn Monument. Although it is a relatively sleepy crossroads hamlet today, Welcome was once the gateway to Eastern Ontario. Until the completion of Hwy 115 to Peterborough in 1954 and Hwy 401 to Port Hope in 1960, virtually all traffic from Toronto bound for Eastern Ontario passed through this highway junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the highway junction at Welcome on westbound Hwy 2. At the intersection, Hwy 2 turns left, while Former Hwy 106 (County Road 74) turns right. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #383 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #385 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign marking the westbound Hwy 2 turn-off to Newcastle at Welcome. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 2 towards Port Hope from Welcome. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #386 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #387 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance guide sign on eastbound Hwy 2 at Welcome. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching Welcome on Hwy 2, facing west towards the Former Hwy 106 Junction. Compare this present-day photo of Welcome with this Historic 1986 Photo, taken from the same location roughly 30 years earlier before Hwy 2 and Hwy 106 were decommissioned as King's Highways. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 24, 2016  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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