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Book of Levels

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

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. across marsh Feb 15/24."

Dave Sutherland

Bridge should be replaced, Bradford engineer says

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

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.

Luanne Campbell Edwards

Elusive bottom slows rail bridge

"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 275 feet across the river and sit 16 to 17 inches higher than the wooden bridge which the railroad is presently using." ... article explains the history of this bridge, and the difficulties of the new installation.

Bradford Witness

Finally! Schomberg river dredge is launched

"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, but operated like a charm. Celebrating the event with a bit of the bubbly at right are Art Janse (left) Louis Devald, and John Rupke. The dredge has its work cut out, clearing tons of silt from the Schomberg River."

John Slykhuis

George Atkinson Ice Death

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

Luanne Campbell Edwards

Holland River Bridge

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 transported up-river to work on the Marsh wearing wooden shoes. In the photograph, there are men fishing off the bridge, and on the right side (west of the bridge) you can see the water tower which trains used to fill up their water supply.

Bill Marks

Holland River or Schomberg River?

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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