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New Canal Bridge Officially Opened by County Officials

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 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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King Township Man Drowned In Canal

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1967-04-19

"George Murray Gillam, 29, of R.R. 3 King, was drowned in the canal, Holland Marsh, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Werner Ploder, son of Mr. A. Ploder, Holland Marsh, was returning home around 1:50 a.m. when tat the bridge, located at the...

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Twister Hits Marsh Gardens But Reports Exaggerated Damage

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1956-07-18

"A cyclone, accompanied by torrential rain and some hail, wrought heavy damage on a comparatively small acreage of the Holland Marsh gardens late last Thursday afternoon. The storm struck in the Springdale area and while crops in general in that a...

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Collings, Benjamin Briton obituary

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1957-07-31

Event Date : Saturday, July 27, 1957 Event Type : Death Description : The end came suddenly for Bradford's veteran, and well-known townsman, Benjamin Briton (B. B.) Collings, last Saturday morning. During the past year Mr. Collings had shown some...

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Verkaik, Harry obituary

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1980-01-30

Event Date : Tuesday, January 22, 1980 Event Type : Death Description : Marsh grower Harry Verkaik died last week at York County Hospital in Newmarket. He was 69. One of the most prominent growers in the Holland Marsh, Mr. Verkaik was a key figur...

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Havinga, Michael John & Matthews, Jeanne Harriet

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1952-05-21

Event Date : Friday, May 16, 1952 Event Type : Marriage Description : Jeanne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Matthews, to Michael Havinga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Havinga, all of the Holland Marsh. The wedding took place at the Christian Refo...

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Matthews, Ralph death

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1956-06-27

Event Date : Wednesday, June 27, 1956 Event Type : Death Description : One of the most beloved, respected and best known gentleman of this community passed away suddenly this morning as the result of a heart attack in the person of Ralph Matthews...

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Havinga, Abraham death

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  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1953-09-02

Event Date : Saturday, August 22, 1953 Event Type : Death Description : A pioneer settler and highly esteemed resident of the Holland Marsh, Mr. Abraham Havinga, passed away at Newmarket Hospital on Saturday, August 22, following a long period of...

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The Holland Marsh Story Part Three

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  • Unidad documental simple

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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The Holland Marsh Story Part Two

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  • Unidad documental simple

Description : The Holland Marsh Story (Continued from last week) Chapter VI. ACTION In 1924, West Gwillimbury residents elected a new council. Mr. J.F. Hambly became reeve, with L.A. Neilly (Gilford), Percy Selby, W.J. Dales and the late Herman ...

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