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

Accidental Deaths

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  • 1800-

Contains articles on the accidental deaths within the Bradford and West Gwillimbury area

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Agriculture

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  • - 2018

Contains items relating to Agricultural history in Bradford West Gwillimbury. Headings include: *1861 Ag. Report on Census *Agricultural Articles and Advertisements *Ontario Farmer Articles *Market & Price Information *Farm Innovation *Dairy Farm ...

WEGWHIST Collection

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

Anna & John Sharko

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  • 1968

Anna and John Sharko with celery crop in 1960.

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

Attention / Tractor Rehabilitation

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  • 1954-10-20

Two articles on health and safety of residents affected by the Hurricane Hazel flood. The crops are considered condemned because of their submersion, and advice on fixing your own submerged tractor.

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

Black Magic Film

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  • 1974

Event Date: 1974 Event Type: Educational Film Description: This film profiles the vegetable growing industry and people of the Bradford Marsh, and talks about how farming practices have changed from past to present.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food - Information Branch

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