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Emerson Faris

  • CA BWGPL LHC-FamFil-Faris-OS8709

Emerson Faris designed and built this implement for use on his Selkirk Gardens farm, 1928-36.

Rol Family

  • CA BWGPL LHC-FamFil-OS10095

Marsh Families Rol Family, Market Gardeners Front: Peter Rol and Martin Rol's wife. Middle: Martin's child, Mary Rol, Gordon Bantam, Mag Oglioin, Mr. Addley. Back: John Rol, Martin Rol.

Anna & John Sharko

  • CA BWGPL LHC-FamFil-OS10393
  • 1968

Anna and John Sharko with celery crop in 1960.

Katarina Spek

  • CA BWGPL LHC-FamFil-OS9203
  • 1954

Mrs. Katarina Spek made the front cover of one of the Toronto newspapers after Hurricane Hazel struck. The caption reads: "Work of saving what they can from desolation of what was one of Canada's richest market gardening areas continues. Mrs. Rudo...

Breaking Up Land

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS8365
  • 1950

Breaking up land (3000 acres) on the Colbar Marsh north Bradford in the New Marsh around 1950 with a one-furrow plow. Lou Neilly (a World War II fighter pilot from Gilford) is driving the tractor and Jack Armstrong is on the plow.

Onion Topping Machine

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS8959

An onion topper, the first step in harvest mechanization on the marsh.

Plane Crash on Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS9452
  • 1944

ACAF Bomber crashed on the marsh in the early 40's. The plane was not badly damaged as it plowed into the muck. B.B. and Dodger Collings were hired to jack it out. They brought it to Bradford on a scow. This is at the dock in Bradford.

Plane Crash on Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS9490
  • 1944

A boat pulling a smaller scow after the Avro Anson plane crash on the marsh. Men in photo are B.B. Dodger, Ben Woodcock, Jack Rodgers and B.B. Collings.

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