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Table of Contents

Title Page
Author's Preface
1 The Road through Richmond Hill
2 First Peoples on the Land
3 The European Settlers Arrive
4 From Miles' Hill to Richmond Hill: The Birth of a Community
5 Tories and Reformers
6 Stagecoach Lines and Railway Tracks
7 The Neighbours at Mid-Century
8 Fire Brigades and Fence Viewers
9 Picture Post Card Village of the 1880s and 1890s
10 Rails through Richmond Hill
11 The Flowering of Richmond Hill
12 The Village Transformed
Table of Illustrations
"The Founding of Richmond Hill." Unveiling of an historical plaque in front of the town hall on Yonge Street, June 18, 1973. Pictured left to right are councillors David Stephenson and Louis Wainwright; regional councillor Gordon Rowe; councillors André Châteauvert and Graeme Bales; mayor William Lazenby; councillors Charles Stewart and William Corcoran; William Ormsby of the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario; Patricia Hart, chief librarian and local historian; Russell Lynett, retiring town clerk; William Neal, first mayor of the Town of Richmond Hill; Robert Warner, chairman of the Centennial Committee; Garfield Wright, chairman of the Regional Municipality of York;Reverend Earl Gerber of St. John's Anglican Church,Jefferson; and regional councillor Lois Hancey."
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