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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...

Shirley Zima

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

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

Canal Bank

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Marsh Canal

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Canal Bank looking east

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  • 2000s

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

Canal crash

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  • 1976-01-07

"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...

George Jackson

Collings, Benjamin Briton obituary

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  • 1957-07-31

Event Date : Saturday, July 27, 1957 Event Type : Death Description : The end came suddenly for Bradford's veteran, and well-known townsman, Benjamin Briton (B. B.) Collings, last Saturday morning. During the past year Mr. Collings had shown some...

Bradford Witness

Danger of Epidemic Must Not Be Forgotten

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  • 1954-10-20

"Conditions are never so bad but what they can be worse. The utmost care must be exercised to prevent danger from disease at this flood time. The Health Department has issued a warning about water. All water must be boiled for at least ten minutes...

Bradford Witness

Drainage Committee asks province for special funding for Holland Marsh

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  • 2006-2008

A proposed drainage scheme to relocate the drainage canals in the Holland Marsh will cost an estimated $8.7 million. This sum is too great for the Marsh farmers alone so they are attempting to extend the assessment area to 65,000 acres of upland p...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Effort to Reclaim East of Highway 400

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  • 1954-10-20

"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...

Bradford Witness

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