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Debris along Hwy 400

Debris from the marshland piling up along Highway 400. Photograph from Betty Kennedy's 'Hurricane Hazel,' found in the Local History Collection.

Toronto Telegram

dePeuter House

The dePeuter family standing next to their house, surrounded by debris. The debris came from the flood by Hurricane Hazel breaking the marsh's dykes.

Toronto Telegram

Farmers return home

Holland Marsh farmers return home to salvage belonging. Photograph from in Betty Kennedy's 'Hurricane Hazel,' found in the Local History Collection.

Toronto Telegram

Holland Marsh farmers return home

Holland Marsh farmers return home to salvage belonging. Photograph from in Betty Kennedy's 'Hurricane Hazel,' found in the Local History Collection.

York University Archives

Hurricane Hazel Rescuers

Rescuers search for trapped families in the Marsh, in aftermath of Hurricane Hazel. From "And The Swamp Flourished", by Albert VanderMey, published 1994, available in Bradford at d'Olde Stee.

Toronto Star

Hwy 400 clean up

Meeting on the Highway 400 for clean-up. Photograph from in Betty Kennedy's 'Hurricane Hazel,' found in the Local History Collection.

Toronto Telegram

Robert Saunders and the pumping of the Marsh

Robert Saunders (left) and numerous other companies came to the aid of the Holland Marsh, offering their equipment free of charge to pump out the flood water. The Marsh was dry again by November 13th.

Toronto Telegram

Wooden clog

A wooden clog found in the debris field caused by the flood of Hurricane Hazel and the dykes overflowing.

York University Archives