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Early Days of the Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH25683
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Description : Early Days of the Marsh Today, one of the richest and most widely known Garden Tracts in Ontario is the Bradford or the Holland Marsh. In the vegetable stores across Canada and in parts of the United States you will see potatoes, ce...

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Attendance is Representative at Unveiling of Cairn

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  • 1956

Attendance is Representative at Unveiling of Cairn The unveiling of the Professor W.H. Day memorial cairn, with bronze plaque, which was erected by the combined efforts of the Tourist and Industrial Committee of Simcoe County Council and the muni...

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Prof. W.H. Day cairn - detail

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  • 2016

"In Memory of William Henry Day, Professor of Physics at O.A.C. Guelph, whose foresight and energy were principal factors in the development of the Holland Marsh Gardens. He came to Bradford in 1924 and harvested his first crop in 1928. He died su...

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Prof W.H. Day and Crew

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Professor W. H. Day, who initiated much of the work in the marsh operated the Kingwilbra Gardens beside Bridge Street. Tom Fuller Sr. was one of the workers on the marsh for the professor. Mr. Fuller recalled getting paid 17-cents an hour and then...

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Keuffel and Esser Level

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  • c. 1925

A Keuffel & Esser level that was used for activities such as surveying. It was originally owned by Professor William H. Day, who was integral to the Holland Marsh Drainage Scheme's beginnings. The survey of the marsh determined the elevation of t...

Professor William H. Day

Day, William Henry obituary

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  • 1938-07-06

Event Date : Tuesday, July 05, 1938 Event Type : Death Description : Passed away suddenly, in his 68th year, while working his land in the Holland Marsh. Husband to Ethel A. Williams. Was instrumental in establishing the Holland Marsh after movin...

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