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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
Vaughan Township
1   and Whitchurch, Vaughan and
2   Yonge Street than on the west or Vaughan Township side:
3   council and the townships of Markham, Vaughan, and North York. The four municipalities
4   Hill and the McNair Site in Vaughan also prove to be Late Iroquoian villages,
5   the east and west in Markham, Whitchurch, Vaughan, and King townships. The York
6   back in the townships. Only eight of Vaughan Township's thirty-five Yonge Street lots were
7   the first white child born in the Township of Vaughan and the first on Yonge Street."
8   Stooks and family moved onto Lot 47 of Vaughan Township - the second lot north of present-day
9   eight hundred hectares) in Markham, Vaughan, and Whitchurch townships. Perhaps
10   assessor and tax collector for Markham, Vaughan, Whitchurch, and King townships. Soon
11   Richmond Hill: the First Riding (Vaughan and King townships) elected David
12   and Mary O'Brien's home in Vaughan Township, as it appeared in 1968. Through the autumn of
13   Street and the back concessions of Vaughan Township came John Black, David Blair, John
14   and Jacob and Joseph Marr. From Vaughan came John Arnold, John Barwick,
15   Later, in 1850, he was elected to Vaughan Township council, became deputy-reeve in 1852, and
16   Hill where the farmers and settlers of Vaughan and Markham discussed recommendations
17   of a deed for Lot 51 West (the Vaughan Township side of Yonge Street), from
18   Section No. 3 of Markham and Vaughan townships. This and other "union" school
19   residents of neighbouring Markham and Vaughan, Whitchurch and King townships thrived,
20   from about 3100 to 6900 people, while Vaughan's total increased between three- and fourfold,
21   Proposed corporate boundaries were Markham-Vaughan Road (Major Mackenzie Drive) on the
22   Pioneers Map While Markham and Vaughan in the south and Whitchurch and
23   Vaughan Township attracted residents from the west
24   the Richmond Hill community. Any Vaughan council meeting was likely to spend more time
25   school sections brought Markham and Vaughan children together for their
26   through taxes to Markham and Vaughan townships and receiving little or nothing in
27   in the east to the second concession of Vaughan (Bathurst Street) in the west. Wright,
28   operated a farm west of the village in Vaughan Township. A familiar winter sight in the 1870s was his
29   Patterson, manufacturer, reeve of Vaughan Township 1868-71, member of the Ontario Legislature
30   into public life, serving as reeve of Vaughan Township from 1868 to 1871 and as a member of the

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