Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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Misty marsh morning

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26927
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  • 1976-09-01

"Temperatures which dipped below freezing Monday night met resistance from warm water early yesterday, creating what appears to be a grass fire. Icy weather did some damage on the Marsh, but farmers were expecting it. Warmer temperatures are expec...

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Marsh Clippers

  • CA BWGPL AR-Farm-2018-07-31-02
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  • Pre-1950

One pair of marsh clippers. These clippers were used for cutting lettuce on the Holland Marsh during the 1930s. Part of a donation by Tom Fuller Jr. that consists of items used in agriculture on the Holland Marsh.

Tom Fuller, Jr.

Hurricane Hazel Volunteers

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH9673
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  • 1954

Volunteers handing out meals and clothing for those relocated by the Holland Marsh flood after Hurricane Hazel hit the area. Helping serve the food are Mrs. C.J. Bowden, Mrs. Ben Steers, B.M. Evans, and G.E. Boyd.

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Andy, 71, remembers 45 harvest years on Holland Marsh

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26873
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  • 1977

"Andy Simurda, 71, rises each summer morning at dawn to help his son, John, cultivate vegetables on the family's holding in the Holland Marsh. In 1932, Mr. Simurda came to the marsh with three friends from his native country, Czechoslovakia. J. Ka...

Shirley Zima

Buried for 28 years, watch keeps ticking

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26752
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  • 1977-11-16

"Twenty-eight years ago, Peter Bierling was helping farmer John Rupke build a new storage barn in the Holland Marsh. Before starting work, Peter carefully wrapped plastic around an old pocket watch his grandfather gave him and placed it in a shoe ...

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Marsh bush fire

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  • 1989-1991

Photograph of firefighters tending to a bush fire on the edge of the Holland Marsh.

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New Canal Bridge Officially Opened by County Officials

  • CA BWGPL LHC-TownBWG-Stre-2017-04-20-15
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  • 1957-09-18

Article detailed the opening of the bridge near the Holland Marsh pumphouse which "serves a considerable portion of the Holland Marsh, [and] replaces the old wooden structure which was in a bad state of repair". Officials for Simcoe and York Count...

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Marsh Farming

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS9999

Harvesting onions on the marsh. If you have any additional information about this photo please contact the library at 905-775-3328.

Ellens

Plane Crash on Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS9957
  • 1944

Looking northwest towards Bradford. Railway bridge on left. B.B. Doger, Bev and Airforce guys loading a 4 wheel drive army truck and camping trailer on scow to haul up to river to plane crash. The dock is where all hay was unloaded. Dodger is lean...

Breaking Up Land

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS8365
  • 1950

Breaking up land (3000 acres) on the Colbar Marsh north Bradford in the New Marsh around 1950 with a one-furrow plow. Lou Neilly (a World War II fighter pilot from Gilford) is driving the tractor and Jack Armstrong is on the plow.

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