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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
Epilogue
Appendices
Table of Illustrations
Index
Aurora
1   Hill's town limits, enters the Town of Aurora, and begins its descent to Lake Simcoe. It is
2   east of present-day Newmarket and Aurora, crossed to the west of the future Yonge
3   Yonge Street - reaching Oak Ridges, Aurora, and Newmarket in 1899, Jackson's Point
4   rode the line to high school in Aurora. Schomberg families used it to travel to
5   steam railways at North Toronto and Aurora. From the northern brow of Hogg's Hollow,
6   north slope of the ridge, heading for Aurora and
7   secondary institution between Toronto and Aurora. So students had long come into town from
8   its inaugural trip from Toronto to Aurora. It was the spanking new Ontario, Simcoe
9   (Concord), Richmond Hill (Maple), and Machell's Corners (Aurora). The buildings at these points were to include
10   northeast towards Yonge Street and Aurora. Topography cost Richmond Hill a steam
11   to pass through the toll gate [south of Aurora] without paying the required fee. In order
12   Township in 1852, schooled in Aurora, and trained initially as a teacher,

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