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1934 Brought First Settlement to Holland Marsh

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  • 1965-11-17

"The first year-round residents of the Marsh arrived in the late autumn of 1934 and took up residence in the row of houses shown in the above picture. They were families from Holland and they named their village Ansnorveld. Members of the Christia...

Bradford Witness

Andy, 71, remembers 45 harvest years on Holland Marsh

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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...

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Art Janse, Father of the Holland Marsh

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  • 2007-05-19

"Professor W.H. Day is the original father of the Holland Marsh but for the past 36 years, that role has fallen to Art Janse. On April 30th, Janse retired from his role and it is now up to the new Holland Marsh Governance body to make the new Mars...

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...

Bradford Witness

Author of Marsh Study dead

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  • 1977

"Dr. John R. Brown, a professor at the University of Toronto who studied the effects of pesticides on workers in the Holland Marsh, died Saturday at the age of 57. In April this year Dr. Brown warned than an important (missing part of the article)...

Bradford Witness

Bradford-Holland Marsh Plan 100 Year Spectacle

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  • 1957-07-10

Article about the preparation for Bradford's centennial celebrations in 1957, including a bit of history on Bradford and the Holland Marsh.

Toronto Daily Star

Bridge Street looking south

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  • 1989-1992

View of Bridge Street, looking south over the Holland Marsh and Canal Road.

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Buried for 28 years, watch keeps ticking

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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 ...

Bradford Witness

Canal Bank

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Marsh Canal

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Canal Bank looking east

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  • 2000s

A view of the Marsh Canal looking north from the 5th line bridge.

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