Hurricane Hazel - Bradford Witness
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Front page of the first Bradford Witness paper after the Holland Marsh flood due to Hurricane Hazel on October 15, 1954. See Related Descriptions below for individual stories of this edition.
Effort to Reclaim East of Highway 400
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"Personal disability adding to the confusion of getting copy written for this week's newspaper, in which it is desirable that as much of the March flooding disaster be recorded as possible, a report of some of the plans as reported in the Globe an...
Wist , John Sr. obituary
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Event Date : Tuesday, August 28, 1979
Event Type : Death
Description : One of the Holland Marsh pioneers, John Wist Sr. died last Tuesday (August 28) at York County Hospital in Newmarket. He was 83. Born in Yugoslavia, Mr. Wist emigrated to Cana...
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"A 19-year-old Downsview man, Robert O'Brien, was the second driver to end up in the canal in the past four weeks. Mr. O'Brien lost control of his car on Friday night after freezing rain covered area roads with slick ice. O'Brien was not hurt in t...
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Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library
Community Support during the Aftermath of Hurricane Hazel
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Marsh refugees enjoy a hot meal in the Bradford town hall after their flight from the flooded Holland Marsh. Most spent the winter in an emergency trailer camp set up where the community centre stands today."
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Contains information and resources compiled by the WEGWHIST (West Gwillimbury History) Group relating to the local history of Bradford and the West Gwillimbury area.
Finally! Schomberg river dredge is launched
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"The Schomberg River dredge was finally launched last Tuesday after an abortive effort the day before. The ponderous machine, built by Louis Devald, slid slowly into the water near Wanda Street, and to the relief of everybody it not only floated, ...
Garrett, Roland Interview
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Audio and summary of an interview with Roland Garrett. The interviewer is not identified. Roland discusses his and his wife's (Alice Leetta McAfee Garrett) family history and his memories. They also briefly discuss how the Holland Marsh has change...
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives
Roads, Hwys & Landowners
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- c. 1925
Letter regarding constructing roads and highways that afford property owners the ability to come and go from their lands, particularly if their land is part of the drainage scheme. Includes list of land owners that would be affected, 1920s.
Village of Bradford