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Early Days of the Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH25683
  • Pièce

Description : Early Days of the Marsh Today, one of the richest and most widely known Garden Tracts in Ontario is the Bradford or the Holland Marsh. In the vegetable stores across Canada and in parts of the United States you will see potatoes, ce...

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Attendance is Representative at Unveiling of Cairn

  • CA BWGPL LHC-HER-Day-PH25300
  • Pièce
  • 1956

Attendance is Representative at Unveiling of Cairn The unveiling of the Professor W.H. Day memorial cairn, with bronze plaque, which was erected by the combined efforts of the Tourist and Industrial Committee of Simcoe County Council and the muni...

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Plans & Maps

  • AJ-AJ
  • Pièce
  • 2018

List of plans & maps donated by Art Janse that relate to the Holland Marsh Scheme.

Art Janse

Prof. W.H. Day cairn - detail

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-Day-2016-07-11-26
  • Pièce
  • 2016

"In Memory of William Henry Day, Professor of Physics at O.A.C. Guelph, whose foresight and energy were principal factors in the development of the Holland Marsh Gardens. He came to Bradford in 1924 and harvested his first crop in 1928. He died su...

Amanda Gallagher

First Pumphouse on Canal Rd

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS10131
  • Pièce

Pumphouse on Canal Rd. for the Bradford Drainage Scheme. Built in 1949, now renovated.

Gertie Spek

  • CA BWGPL LHC-DIS-Hazel-PH10522
  • Pièce
  • 1955

One year after Hurricane Hazel, before the canal was dug out.

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Discharge Pumps

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH73
  • Pièce
  • 1954

Photo was taken near the Bradford Pump House at the junction of the canal and the Holland River near Hwy. 11. The pumps were flown in from Western Canada by the Armed Forces, arranged by Mr. Stoddart. A tractor was used to run the pump. Water was ...

Rob Watson

Prof W.H. Day and Crew

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Her-Day-OS10020
  • Pièce

Professor W. H. Day, who initiated much of the work in the marsh operated the Kingwilbra Gardens beside Bridge Street. Tom Fuller Sr. was one of the workers on the marsh for the professor. Mr. Fuller recalled getting paid 17-cents an hour and then...

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