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Chapter 10
Rails through Richmond Hill
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
The Radial Railway Arrives
A Ride on the Big Green Cars
Stops along the Line
Bond Lake Park
Through the Highlands of York to Bond Lake Park
Radial Days in Richmond Hill
Summer Romance at Bond Lake Park
Electrical News at the Turn of the Century
Electric Lights for the Village
Steam!
Heritage sites in New Gormley
" Gormley Gleanings"
The Belated Arrival of the Age of Steam
11 The Flowering of Richmond Hill
12 The Village Transformed
Epilogue
Appendices
Table of Illustrations
Index

" Gormley Gleanings"

The town of "West Gormley" is making rapid strides, and it is only a question of a short time till the "old town" will become a sleepy suburb of its western rival. The Gormleyites are rejoicing in the assurance of a regular station on the C.N.O., which is already doing a lot of business there. The company have built stock and hog yards, and carloads of cattle and hogs have been handled. A temporary platform has been built for the convenience of passengers and the loading of milk, the business in which, from present indications, will soon assume immense proportions.

Progress is in the air. "West Gormley" lies high and dry, there is abundance of ozone, and plenty of pure water. From the windows and verandahs of its homes can be seen the whole township of Markham and a little of Scarboro, not forgetting Richmond Hill.

The Liberal, March 21, 1907

 

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