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1871 Bradford Fire Account

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  • 1871-05-22

An article about a highly destructive fire that swept through Holland Street, destroying multiple buildings, businesses and homes. The original article appeared in the May 22nd, 1871 edition of the Toronto Daily Telegraph and was reprinted in 1901...

Libbie Campbell

1886 Fire

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  • 1886

Newspaper article from 1886 about a fire that destroyed buildings on the town's main thoroughfare and the fire suppression efforts of firefighters and citizens.

Bradford Witness

1959 Fire - Bradford Fire Department

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  • 1959-02

"This week's photo, courtesy of the Bradford Fire Department, depicts the fire in February of 1959 which destroyed a large block of the downtown section, from Evans and Evans to the police department. The fire swept through several businesses, unp...

George Jackson

Bradford Disaster

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  • 1988-05-03

The following photos were part of a News-photo story about the fire in Bradford in 1988. The first photo's caption reads: "Possible electrical trouble is the suspected cause of Thursday's $3 million fire in Bradford. Al Nosworthy, of the Ontario F...

Ian McInroy

Bradford Disaster - photos

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  • 1988-05-03

The following are part of a news-photo story on a fire in Bradford on May 3, 1988.

Ian McInroy

Bradford Disaster - photos 2

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  • 1988-05-03

The following are part of a news-photo story on a fire in Bradford on May 3, 1988.

Ian McInroy

Bradford Disaster - photos 3

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  • 1988-05-03

The following are part of a news-photo story on a fire in Bradford on May 3, 1988.

Ian McInroy

Bradford Disaster - photos 4

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  • 1988-05-03

The following are part of a news-photo story on a fire in Bradford on May 3, 1988.

Ian McInroy

Community Support during the Aftermath of Hurricane Hazel

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  • 1979-10-10

"Feeding refugees: Marsh refugees enjoy a hot meal in the Bradford town hall after their flight from the flooded Holland Marsh. Most spent the winter in an emergency trailer camp set up where the community centre stands today."

Bradford Witness

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