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Chapter 6
Stagecoach Lines and Railway Tracks
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
The Village at Mid-Century
Harmony and Good Feeling: A Sunday School Picnic at the Richmond Hill Methodist Church, June 17, 1857
The Kinnear Murder Case
Hospitality on the Hill
Yonge Street By Stagecoach
Toll-Gates and Macadam Surfaces
Yonge Street on Foot and by Wagon
The "Oats, Straw and Hay" Railway
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
Epilogue
Appendices
Table of Illustrations
Index

Harmony and Good Feeling: A Sunday School Picnic at the Richmond Hill Methodist Church, June 17, 1857

At about 4 o'clock the children, numbering over a hundred, marched in procession for a short distance, headed by the Band; returning, proceeded to a large tent, erected for the day, where with as many visitors as could be accommodated, they regaled themselves with a Tea, and to which they did not forget to do ample justice! After the disposal of the eatables, the children, with the visitors who remained, about 300 in number, repaired to the church, where the meeting was presided over by Amos Wright, after which the audience were entertained with Recitations, interspersed with singing by the scholars, which was done in a manner which not only elicited much applause and reflected credit upon themselves, but tended in a great measure to promote the harmony and good feeling which seemed everywhere to prevail.

Christian Guardian,June 24, 1857

 

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