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Book of Levels

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  • 1924

This notebook contains the levels taken and noted by Dave Sutherland for the Holland Marsh Reclamation Scheme. The second page states, "Holland Marsh reclamation scheme commencing at west side of Holland River going S.W. across marsh Feb 15/24."

Dave Sutherland

Book of Levels - Inside View

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  • Part
  • 1924

This notebook contains the levels taken and noted by Dave Sutherland for the Holland Marsh Reclamation Scheme. The second page (as seen in this image) states, "Holland Marsh reclamation scheme commencing at west side of Holland River going S.W. ac...

Dave Sutherland

Bridge over Holland River

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  • 1989-1992

Heading into Bradford over the Holland River, looking west.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Bridge should be replaced, Bradford engineer says

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  • 1987-01-28

Article featuring Ernst Heinrichs, engineer, and his proposal to the town council on the Holland River bridge's replacement needs. At the time, the bridge was 34 years old and had shifted two feet from its original position.

Bradford Weekly

Card of Thanks

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  • Part
  • 1889

An image of a card of thanks to the people of Bradford for their support, printed in the newspaper. It is related to the drowning of William Sutherland in the Holland River and is from his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Sutherland.

Lew Campbell

Elusive bottom slows rail bridge

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  • 1974-01-23

"Since last July, a 10-man construction crew from the Canadian National Railways has been installing a new railway trestle across the Holland River, on the boundry [sic] of Simcoe county and the Region of York. The new steel trestle will extend 27...

Borys Lenko

Finally! Schomberg river dredge is launched

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"The Schomberg River dredge was finally launched last Tuesday after an abortive effort the day before. The ponderous machine, built by Louis Devald, slid slowly into the water near Wanda Street, and to the relief of everybody it not only floated, ...

Bradford Witness

George Atkinson Ice Death

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  • 1933

Newspaper article from the Toronto Star dated January 25th, 1933. Details the death of George Atkinson, Principal at the time of Bradford Public School.

Lew Campbell

Holland River Bridge

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  • 1920

Photograph of the Holland River Bridge in 1920. The boat in the centre of the photograph are the hay-cutters of the Holland Marsh on the boat they would use to transport their daily work. This was prior to the marsh's drainage. Horses were transpo...

Bill Marks

Holland River or Schomberg River?

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  • 1950-09-13

An editorial disputing the claim that the river flowing through Bradford is actually called the Schomberg River. The common name for the river in Bradford is the Holland River. Article appeared on page one and six of the newspaper.

Bradford Witness

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