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The Holland Marsh Story Part Three

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Description : The Holland Marsh Story (Continued from Aug. 3) CHAPTER IX Canning Factories to Help "Some people say we can't bring all the marsh under cultivation for we'll glut the market. At every stage of this project, from its inception to t...

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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...

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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.

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River claims girl, 12

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  • 1974-08-07

"Life ended suddenly on Monday afternoon for a 12-year-old Holland Marsh girl who went swimming in the Holland River. Betty Lowder, R.R.2, Newmarket, was swimming under the bridge at the intersection of No. 3 Concession and the Graham sideroad wit...

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Victim's mother is charged

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  • 1974-08-14

"Charges of neglect have been laid against the mother of the 12-year-old girl who drowned in the Holland River on Monday, August 5, according to the Executive Director of the York Region Children's Aid Society, Donald Van Camp. Eleanor Lowder, mot...

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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...

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Misty marsh morning

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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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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...

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The Holland Marsh Story Part Four

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Description : The Holland Marsh Story (Continued from last week) CHAPTER XII EXPERIENCE GAINED AT HIGH PRICE Employed from 1932 to 1935 as broker and salesman for Emerson Faris, George Losak learned much about marsh gardening, especially the mar...

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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...

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