Photograph of James Franceschini in outdoor horse ring, Dufferin Haven, Mt. Tremblanc,1953

Black and white photograph of James Franceschini in his outdoor horse ring at his Dufferin Haven Estate in Mt. Tremblanc, QC, 1953.

Mt. Tremblanc is shown in the background across the lake. The indoor stable is visible at the far end of the horse ring. James is driving his prize Palomino  four-in hand horses.

In 1912, James founded Dufferin Construction and became well known nationally. As the company became increasingly more successful, James was able to move into the construction of highways, provincial roads, rail lines and suburbs. Within three years – at the age of 25 – James became a millionaire.

On June 10, 1940, he was arrested and interned as a threat to the Canadian state.