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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
Elgin Mills
1  Elgin Mills
2   along both sides of the highway. Yet the Elgin Mills Road intersection reminds us that Elgin
3   [A day's trip from just east of Elgin Mills to a point southeast of
4   Lake, then to the east side again at Elgin Mills, south across the branches of the Don
5   27 Canadian National spur line Stop 28 Elgin Mills Stop 29 Orange Home Stop 30 Wright's Gate
6   of Richmond Hill and Elgin Mills, the "well-tilled lands with comfortable
7   the Newbery family home, north of Elgin Mills. Pictured left to right are Jennie
8   Garden Centre at Elgin Mills in the 1930s. The active horticultural
9   closer together. By the 1920s, Elgin Mills looked more like the northern end of
10   water power for the industries of Elgin Mills.
11   Katharine Munshaw found their Elgin Mills site too lonely, and soon moved south to be
12   Flanagan and James Fleck of Elgin Mills - although none stayed long in business.
13   general store on the southwest corner at Elgin Mills from around 1870 to 1919. The Post
14   Oak Ridges, with a busy tannery at Elgin Mills and an even-busier implement factory at
15   after their 1794 pioneering start north of Elgin Mills, the Munshaw family farmed through much of the
16   J. Woodward's blacksmith shop at Elgin Mills, with the Glass butcher wagon
17   Newton Tanning Company at Elgin Mills. Located on the sideroad west of
18   the west side of Yonge Street north of Elgin Mills. From 1836 to 1843 it was home to the
19   Church, Jefferson. Yonge Street north of Elgin Mills supported a number of small settlements in
20   area was judged too extensive. Including Elgin Mills within Richmond Hill was considered too
21   in Dunbar, Scotland, in 1831 and came to Elgin Mills with his parents eleven years later. He
22   took place on Wednesday afternoon last in Elgin Mills. The occasion of this meeting was to give
23   for it" north up Yonge Street to Elgin Mills. There they roused the Elgin Mills
24   the Newton Tanning Company of Elgin Mills continued as leading employers of village
25   sale of farm stock and implements at Elgin Mills in October 1894. Gradually, over the next

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