Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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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

Hazel remembered & Aftermath of the Flood

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  • 1994-10-04

Two articles relating to the memories of those who lived through the Holland marsh flooding due to Hurricane Hazel. The first is a continuation of Edo Knibbe's recollection, and the second is by Addy Ellens.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Editorial: A Statement of Policy

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  • 1954-10-20

Editorial based on "The heroism, the generosity, the untiring labor, the unselfishness, and the sympathy in this time of disaster have been overwhelming..." from the Hurricane Hazel edition of the Bradford Witness.

Bradford Witness

Marsh bush fire

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  • 1989-1991

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

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

New Canal Bridge Officially Opened by County Officials

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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...

Bradford Witness

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

Springdale from above

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  • 1979

Springdale's main road viewed from above to see the extent of the flooding.

Toronto Telegram

Wooden clog

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  • 1979

A wooden clog found in the debris field caused by the flood of Hurricane Hazel and the dykes overflowing.

Toronto Telegram

dePeuter House

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  • 1979

The dePeuter family standing next to their house, surrounded by debris. The debris came from the flood by Hurricane Hazel breaking the marsh's dykes.

Toronto Telegram

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