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1  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill Council
2  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill Public Library
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1  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's Lacrosse
2  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Age in Richmond Hill
3  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Women Who Shaped Late-Ninetenth-Century Richmond Hill
4  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of the waterworks in 1921 inspired a Richmond Hill bard to send this bit of doggerel in to the
5  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Kites on Richmond's Hill
6  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's Earliest
7  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Days in Richmond Hill
8  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Women of Richmond Hill
9  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill to
10  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Bloom in Richmond Hill
11  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's One Hundredth Birthday:
12  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of an old English folk song, "The Lass of Richmond Hill." So he reportedly taught each of his school
13  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's Fiftieth Birthday:
14  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Life in Richmond Hill
15  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Comes to Richmond Hill
16  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Late Iroquoian Village in Richmond Hill
17  Early Days in Richmond Hill: today, and its name is perpetuated in Richmond Hill itself by Carrville Road. Joseph
18  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill Men Who Served in the First World
19  Early Days in Richmond Hill: present infrastructure is in place. For Richmond Hill, that could be the end of the 1920s. By that
20  Early Days in Richmond Hill: is somewhat arbitrary. The evolution of Richmond Hill certainly did not cease in the decade of the
21  Early Days in Richmond Hill: themes and issues that will dominate Richmond Hill life in subsequent decades. How did the
22  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Ridges of the 1920s? Is the enlarged Richmond Hill of today one community or many
23  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Days in Richmond Hill: A History of the Community to 1930 tells
24  Richmond Hill Photo Images: southbound through Richmond Hill, with the Trench Carriage
25  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Harry Rumble's barn raising near Richmond Hill, July 28, 1908. One of the Rumble family
26  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Railway station at Richmond Hill.
27  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Aerial view of Richmond Hill's greenhouses in the 1930s, looking west
28  Richmond Hill Photo Images: The P.G. Savage family of Richmond Hill, pictured in 1909. Left to right are
29  Richmond Hill Photo Images: W.R. Pentland practised medicine in Richmond Hill from 1910 until he retired to California
30  Richmond Hill Photo Images: A 12th of July Orange Parade in Richmond Hill, featuring the Union Jack and "King Billy"
31  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Langstaff, the first automobile owner in Richmond Hill, at the wheel of his 1908
32  Richmond Hill Photo Images: as medical officer of health for Richmond Hill during the 1920s. Wilson
33  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Pioneer log home in the Richmond Hill area.
34  Richmond Hill Photo Images: War of 1812 and prominent member of the Richmond Hill community, who accompanied Colonel
35  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Dalby's Tavern), a mainstay of Richmond Hill's nineteenth-century hospitality industry.
36  Richmond Hill Photo Images: dispensed medicine in Richmond Hill from 1849 to 1973.
37  Richmond Hill Photo Images: corner. It was a major employer of Richmond Hill labour in the later decades of the
38  Richmond Hill Photo Images: The Trench Carriage Works, Richmond Hill's largest employer during the 1870s.
39  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Abraham Law, first reeve of Richmond Hill, 1873.
40  Richmond Hill Photo Images: William Harrison was Richmond Hill's second reeve in 1874.
41  Richmond Hill Photo Images: Susannah Maxwell. (1805-1922). Richmond Hill's and Canada's oldest citizen at the time of
42  Richmond Hill Photo Images: of the municipal building of the Town of Richmond Hill.
43  Richmond Hill Photo Images: The Young Canadians, Richmond Hill's championship lacrosse team of the 1880s.
44  Richmond Hill Photo Images: wife, and son. Percival ministered to the Richmond Hill congregation from 1887 to 1894.
45  Richmond Hill Photo Images: manse. Grant ministered to the Richmond Hill congregation from 1894 to 1909.
46  Richmond Hill Photo Images: 1858-1943 Clerk of the Village of Richmond Hill
47  Early Days in Richmond Hill: two-hundred-year-old main street of Richmond Hill. GO Bus shelters of the 1990s are transformed
48  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill residents of the early nineteenth century
49  Early Days in Richmond Hill: has left its mark on the history of Richmond Hill. In fact, without the highway, there would
50  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Population figures rise annually on the Richmond Hill town limits sign near Langstaff Road.
51  Early Days in Richmond Hill: spires that dominated the village of Richmond Hill in the latter years of the nineteenth century
52  Early Days in Richmond Hill: traffic slows through the core of old Richmond Hill, we are surrounded by more reminders of former
53  Early Days in Richmond Hill: quite separate from its southern neighbour, Richmond Hill.
54  Early Days in Richmond Hill: changes. Here, in the northern half of Richmond Hill, development thins and vistas of the
55  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Bloomington Road the highway leaves Richmond Hill's town limits, enters the Town of Aurora,
56  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Street has been the spinal cord of Richmond Hill. The community's pioneer settlers struggled up
57  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Story, McGraw-Hill Ryerson The road through Richmond Hill was initially planned for military and
58  Early Days in Richmond Hill: for the future community of Richmond Hill, the most decisive leg of Simcoe's
59  Early Days in Richmond Hill: role in Richmond Hill's history was brief but significant. His
60  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in Richmond Hill history as a builder of Yonge Street and
61  Early Days in Richmond Hill: into early settlement activity in the Richmond Hill area.
62  Early Days in Richmond Hill: through the core of present-day Richmond Hill, although he made no comments about individual
63  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and entering the present town limits of Richmond Hill, Jones
64  Early Days in Richmond Hill: drive, an important element of Richmond Hill's history has scarcely been noted - native
65  Early Days in Richmond Hill: - the spinal cord of the Europeans' Richmond Hill - for a closer look at the woodland trails
66  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Metropolitan Railway, southbound through Richmond Hill, with the Trench Carriage Works
67  Early Days in Richmond Hill: half a century of failed efforts, Richmond Hill finally had its railway. The line had been
68  Early Days in Richmond Hill: show their gratitude, Richmond Hill residents entertained railway officials and
69  Early Days in Richmond Hill: electric service to Richmond Hill began on February 1. The company offered four
70  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Metropolitan brought instant change to Richmond Hill. Thompson's stagecoach went out of business as
71  Early Days in Richmond Hill: running," predicted the Toronto World, Richmond Hill "will assume more the character of a suburb
72  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill proved merely a temporary northern terminus
73  Early Days in Richmond Hill: north. To prepare for service beyond Richmond Hill, the Metropolitan Railway in 1899 built
74  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of being bypassed by the steam railway, Richmond Hill now welcomed the interurban electric line as
75  Early Days in Richmond Hill: dominated Yonge Street through Richmond Hill. The road was constructed to a standard
76  Early Days in Richmond Hill: at places like Hogg's Hollow. Even in Richmond Hill, the line encountered a steep northbound grade
77  Early Days in Richmond Hill: hour. 10 The radial era had come to Richmond Hill.
78  Early Days in Richmond Hill: (about ten miles) farther north, to Richmond Hill.
79  Early Days in Richmond Hill: along Yonge Street - one crew at Richmond Hill, a second at Thornhill, and a third at
80  Early Days in Richmond Hill: crew encountered some heavy going near Richmond Hill, where special ploughs were employed to clear
81  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Yonge Street, from the Richmond Hill bakery to beyond St. Mary Immaculate
82  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Bay) to survey the line so as to touch at Richmond Hill, he was on the first deputation appointed by
83  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Many of the prominent citizens at Richmond Hill showed their interest in the railroad by
84  Early Days in Richmond Hill: a little of Scarboro, not forgetting Richmond Hill.
85  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Canadian National line through Richmond Hill.
86  Early Days in Richmond Hill: view of Richmond Hill, 1919. National Archives of Canada PA 22796
87  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Mackenzie. But that mattered little to Richmond Hill. The important point was that steam was
88  Early Days in Richmond Hill: this steam line captured most of the Richmond Hill-to-Toronto freight business from the electric
89  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Yonge Street and the centre of Richmond Hill, the steam railway helped open up the east
90  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the early years of Richmond Hill's steam railway, however, the Canadian
91  Early Days in Richmond Hill: about halfway between the centre of old Richmond Hill and the community of Gormley - where the
92  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Stouffville Road and within today's Richmond Hill.
93  Early Days in Richmond Hill: stops within the boundaries of present-day Richmond Hill were:
94  Early Days in Richmond Hill: avenues Stop 23 Lot 40 Stop 24 Mill Road Stop 25 Richmond Hill (Lorne Avenue) Stop 26 Richmond Hill
95  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and Langstaff. Soon, the spires of Richmond Hill's churches come into
96  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill, the Metropolitan Railway Guide Book and Time
97  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Guide Book singles out the following Richmond Hill attractions: a "well-equipped Fire
98  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Richmond Hill and Elgin Mills, the "well-tilled lands
99  Early Days in Richmond Hill: half. A ninth early morning run served the Richmond Hill-Toronto commuter
100  Early Days in Richmond Hill: heavy grades between Toronto and Richmond Hill, at a speed varying from 6 to 12 miles
101  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill Hardware Company welcomes the arrival of
102  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's decision to obtain power from the
103  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was installed there in the late 1880s. Richmond Hill's first telephone exchange was established at
104  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the first electric lighting recorded in Richmond Hill. That August, as a public relations gesture,
105  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was workable, but as so often happened in Richmond Hill's municipal life, it took a while for the
106  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 30, electric streetlights came on in Richmond Hill. Savage's furniture store ("The People's
107  Early Days in Richmond Hill: first milk delivery business in the area. Richmond Hill had caught up with the rest of urban Ontario,
108  Early Days in Richmond Hill: to induce industries to locate in Richmond Hill. In keeping with tradition, however, little
109  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Reunion. Otherwise, it was an all-male Richmond Hill that captured public attention on that first
110  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill of 1911 had the image of a "village that
111  Early Days in Richmond Hill: church parade, June 13, 1915. In Richmond Hill as in communities throughout the country,
112  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 1858-1943 Clerk of the Village of Richmond Hill But the war's greatest impact was, of course, the
113  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the idea of erecting a memorial to Richmond Hill men killed in the war. Community residents
114  Early Days in Richmond Hill: P.G. Savage family of Richmond Hill, pictured in 1909. Left to right are
115  Early Days in Richmond Hill: view of Richmond Hill's greenhouses in the 1930s, looking west from
116  Early Days in Richmond Hill: made the village famous and became Richmond Hill's major employer. By 1939, the industry was
117  Early Days in Richmond Hill: time of Graham's death in 1924, Richmond Hill was a village rejuvenated.
118  Early Days in Richmond Hill: prosper,it became a more distinct part of Richmond Hill's identity, and was eventually written into the
119  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Palmer's farm on the east side of Richmond Hill. There, on the village's sunny eastern slope,
120  Early Days in Richmond Hill: completed, Lawrence's Richmond Hill operation included five greenhouse buildings,
121  Early Days in Richmond Hill: not rosy for William Lawrence in Richmond Hill. In January 1913, a section of the roof of his
122  Early Days in Richmond Hill: contributions to Richmond Hill had extended beyond his own business. Not
123  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the men of Richmond Hill used the new Horticultural Society to
124  Early Days in Richmond Hill: its monthly programs, the Richmond Hill branch supported the "Votes for Women"
125  Early Days in Richmond Hill: formal public networks available to Richmond Hill women were their various church groups. But
126  Early Days in Richmond Hill: on the sale of intoxicating liquors - did Richmond Hill women find a forum with the potential to
127  Early Days in Richmond Hill: major vehicle for women's interests in Richmond Hill. From the founding of the first WI in Stoney
128  Early Days in Richmond Hill: be forgotten by the residents of Richmond Hill, but will be treasured in their hearts as an
129  Early Days in Richmond Hill: (to the left) from the midday sun. When Richmond Hill's old-timers gathered for the municipality's
130  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and hockey fever hit the village. Richmond Hill teams played in the Metropolitan
131  Early Days in Richmond Hill: all Richmond Hill's new structures, the recently completed
132  Early Days in Richmond Hill: by the 1920s. The new generation of Richmond Hill youth and adults wanted a more comfortable
133  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Langstaff recalled what it was like to own Richmond Hill's first automobile back in the year
134  Early Days in Richmond Hill: iron rails which carried trains through Richmond Hill between York Mills and
135  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Jefferson Post Office between Richmond Hill and Oak Ridges. They recorded an average
136  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Yonge Street through Richmond Hill in 1927. Department of Public Highways of
137  Early Days in Richmond Hill: looked more like the northern end of Richmond Hill than a separate hamlet. Oak Ridges was
138  Early Days in Richmond Hill: increased mobility of the 1920s brought Richmond Hill and its neighbouring hamlets closer to the
139  Early Days in Richmond Hill: horseless carriage to pass through Richmond Hill, and in 1902 Dr. Rolph Langstaff
140  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Garnet H. Duncan as magistrate for Richmond Hill's first traffic
141  Early Days in Richmond Hill: pavement was laid from Toronto north to Richmond Hill, replacing the old nineteenth-century
142  Early Days in Richmond Hill: to end radial service on Yonge Street. Richmond Hill and other communities along the line mounted
143  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Yonge Street that ran from Richmond Hill south to the Toronto city limits. The
144  Early Days in Richmond Hill: years. Hourly service continued between Richmond Hill and Toronto, half-hourly in peak periods. The
145  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of the Incorporation of the Village of Richmond Hill and the reunion of Old Boys and
146  Early Days in Richmond Hill: opinion is freely expressed that Richmond Hill now has a building that is a credit to the
147  Early Days in Richmond Hill: highly visible structures that marked Richmond Hill's transformation from a sleepy
148  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Street. Half a century earlier, Richmond Hill had boasted the only high school between
149  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill residents gathered in front of the
150  Early Days in Richmond Hill: chosen to lead the parade that launched Richmond Hill's fiftieth anniversary of incorporation and the
151  Early Days in Richmond Hill: no taste treat. During her first visits to Richmond Hill in the early 1920s, community historian
152  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 1924, for example, Dr. Wilson warned Richmond Hill residents that village water was unsafe for
153  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Dr. Wilson set up practice in Richmond Hill in the fall of 1918, during the bad
154  Early Days in Richmond Hill: concern through the 1920s. Of the 1316 Richmond Hill, Markham Township, and Markham Village school
155  Early Days in Richmond Hill: back fences and around dinner tables in Richmond Hill through the 1920s. Yet in each case, the
156  Early Days in Richmond Hill: industry still providing a major impetus, Richmond Hill continued to grow during the 1920s.
157  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Glasgow, Scotland, in 1858, Hume arrived in Richmond Hill in 1879, where he established a tailoring
158  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the rose growers came to the rescue of Richmond Hill.
159  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Ontario, and likely through today's Richmond Hill, sometime between 9000 and 7000 B.C., after
160  Early Days in Richmond Hill: had located fourteen sites within Richmond Hill as having Archaic-period
161  Early Days in Richmond Hill: into the Early Iroquoian period of Richmond Hill's prehistory. The Iroquoian peoples
162  Early Days in Richmond Hill: earliest Iroquoian site (A.D. 1280-1320) in Richmond Hill documented by archaeologists is situated on
163  Early Days in Richmond Hill: that Palaeo-Indians were in Richmond Hill at one
164  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Richmond Hill, showing the Oak Ridges Moraine
165  Early Days in Richmond Hill: artifact within the town of Richmond Hill - although the more recently explored
166  Early Days in Richmond Hill: moved through southern Ontario and the Richmond Hill area. They relied on a more diversified
167  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Richmond Hill. Archaeological Services Inc. The area was
168  Early Days in Richmond Hill: area. These Iroquoians inhabited the entire Richmond Hill area during the fifteenth and sixteenth
169  Early Days in Richmond Hill: century of Late Iroquoian occupation in Richmond Hill. 17
170  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 18 Yet Iroquoian occupation of the Richmond Hill area ended in approximately 1550 A.D. It
171  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's best documented Late Iroquoian village -
172  Early Days in Richmond Hill: is only one of several Richmond Hill Late Iroquoian villages dating from the years
173  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the larger story of Iroquoian occupation of Richmond Hill. Born in Scotland in 1842, he immigrated to
174  Early Days in Richmond Hill: as if the link between twentieth-century Richmond Hill and its native Indian past was
175  Early Days in Richmond Hill: amateur archaeologist and resident of Richmond Hill, began a series of recorded visits to the
176  Early Days in Richmond Hill: project. Support came from the Town of Richmond Hill, the Local Architectural Conservation
177  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of the Late Iroquoian occupation of Richmond Hill.
178  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the Mississauga Indians alone controlled Richmond Hill, the entire York Region, and in effect what is
179  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the Peterborough and Niagara areas, leaving Richmond Hill and the Toronto Purchase to their European
180  Early Days in Richmond Hill: to the head of the Bay of Quinte. For Richmond Hill, the most important transaction began in
181  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Street within the boundaries of modern Richmond Hill, Balsar and Katharine Munshaw probably
182  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the heart of the future village of Richmond Hill. North of the Shaw property on the east side
183  Early Days in Richmond Hill: settler in the Oak Ridges area of Richmond Hill, Bond spent most of his time in York,
184  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of 1794. They passed beyond the present Richmond Hill town centre and camped along a tributary
185  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the future community of Richmond Hill faced particular disadvantages compared to
186  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Founding of Richmond Hill." Unveiling of an historical plaque in front
187  Early Days in Richmond Hill: them outside the boundaries of modern-day Richmond Hill, several of their children would later play
188  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was too brief for them to be called Richmond Hill's first settlers, the John Stooks family
189  Early Days in Richmond Hill: year of the eighteenth century, a pioneer Richmond Hill family stands in front of their cabin,
190  Early Days in Richmond Hill: thank you very much, as the pioneers of Richmond Hill.
191  Early Days in Richmond Hill: friends from New York who came to the Richmond Hill area two years earlier. Today, we have walked
192  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's early European settlement was not confined to
193  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of the southeastern part of present-day Richmond Hill. Among them, according to Berczy's
194  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Street in the southeastern part of Richmond Hill, and along the fourth, fifth, and sixth
195  Early Days in Richmond Hill: for themselves and their descendants in Richmond Hill's history. Unfortunately, a lack of such
196  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Henry, who played a role in Richmond Hill's history in later years. As a young man,
197  Early Days in Richmond Hill: a community nucleus - the future village of Richmond Hill.
198  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Drive north through the core of modern Richmond Hill. The hamlet was named after the father-and-son
199  Early Days in Richmond Hill: important for the future development of Richmond Hill was the tavern Miles opened at the
200  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Abner's status as the "father" of Richmond Hill. The marriages of his daughters Hannah
201  Early Days in Richmond Hill: tranquil existence of a country squire. For Richmond Hill, the move proved crucial: the Miles
202  Early Days in Richmond Hill: before travelling north to their land at Richmond Hill - and quickly became a focal point for
203  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Carrville Road in the 1820s. The Richmond Hill Historical Society leases Burr House from
204  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Jenkins, Presbyterian minister at Richmond Hill from 1817 to 1843, as drawn by A.J. Clark
205  Early Days in Richmond Hill: walked all the way from Caledon East to Richmond Hill - a six-day round trip - just to have
206  Early Days in Richmond Hill: But he continued preaching at Richmond Hill until two weeks before his death on September
207  Early Days in Richmond Hill: known in later years as the "Pride of Richmond Hill." The official history of the Richmond
208  Early Days in Richmond Hill: over to another preacher and made Richmond Hill the centre of his activities. But that did
209  Early Days in Richmond Hill: name was replaced by a new label - Richmond Hill. Perhaps James Miles had done
210  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Barnard, first school teacher in Richmond Hill; tombstone in Richmond Hill
211  Early Days in Richmond Hill: separate versions of the origin of Richmond Hill's name, or is there a link between the two? Did
212  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Ontario Land Surveyors And which "English" Richmond Hill provided the inspiration? Barnard's
213  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Elgin Mills Road had a new name - Richmond Hill. That name would be confirmed in future years
214  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and in mid-July he made a stopover at Richmond Hill. According to tradition, the Governor General
215  Early Days in Richmond Hill: name lingered on at Richmond Hill, as place-name authorities continually assure
216  Early Days in Richmond Hill: change of name from Miles' Hill to Richmond Hill. National Archives of Canada, C-8997 Yet
217  Early Days in Richmond Hill: on Geographic Names, another explanation of Richmond Hill's name has long endured. This alternate account
218  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's first schoolhouse. First, the
219  Early Days in Richmond Hill: two miles up the Street to the top of Richmond Hill." There they found a "little centre of
220  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Gapper was impressed with the speed of Richmond Hill's advance towards becoming a more mature
221  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 4 Land values rose throughout the Richmond Hill area, especially along Yonge Street
222  Early Days in Richmond Hill: side of Yonge Street just north of Richmond Hill. Sometime in 1836, Captain Larratt
223  Early Days in Richmond Hill: impressed travellers who passed through Richmond Hill during the 1830s. Journeying along "a very
224  Early Days in Richmond Hill: between these two groups helped divide Richmond Hill's population along political lines into parties
225  Early Days in Richmond Hill: ridings included parts of present-day Richmond Hill: the First Riding (Vaughan and King
226  Early Days in Richmond Hill: men coming down Yonge Street through Richmond Hill broke into smaller groups and hid their arms
227  Early Days in Richmond Hill: district including present-day Richmond Hill and all of York, together with
228  Early Days in Richmond Hill: at Mrs. O'Hearne's Tavern in Richmond Hill to nominate Mackenzie and
229  Early Days in Richmond Hill: candidates. Such was a typical Richmond Hill political meeting in the years preceding the
230  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Sinclair assumed his duties as Richmond Hill's first postmaster on January 6, 1836. He
231  Early Days in Richmond Hill: office was most significant in Richmond Hill's evolution from pioneer hamlet to settled
232  Early Days in Richmond Hill: west side of Yonge Street, just north of Richmond Hill village. Stewart was a retired British naval
233  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of about 75 passed me, going towards Richmond Hill," Stewart recounted. "It immediately occurred
234  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Yonge Street, a rallying point for Richmond Hill loyalists on December 4, 1837. National
235  Early Days in Richmond Hill: main band of rebels in the centre of Richmond Hill.
236  Early Days in Richmond Hill: War of 1812 and prominent member of the Richmond Hill community, who accompanied Colonel
237  Early Days in Richmond Hill: were the rebels of Richmond Hill? What sort of men answered Mackenzie's
238  Early Days in Richmond Hill: on twenty-three known loyalists from the Richmond Hill area. Some of these names are familiar:
239  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Stagg found the loyalists of Richmond Hill to be older (at least four were known to be
240  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Jenkins, the religious patriarch of Richmond Hill for so many years? What was his position in
241  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Tavern and made his way home to Richmond Hill. On Thursday, December 7 - perhaps after
242  Early Days in Richmond Hill: William Jenkins: Jenkins continued as Richmond Hill's Presbyterian preacher until his death in 1843.
243  Early Days in Richmond Hill: to enjoy prominent status in the village of Richmond Hill. Earlier, he had built a two-storey log
244  Early Days in Richmond Hill: October 15, 1838, a meeting was held in Richmond Hill where the farmers and settlers of
245  Early Days in Richmond Hill: had been many rebel sympathizers in the Richmond Hill area, the Tories maintained control of
246  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Miller was an eleven-year-old Richmond Hill schoolboy in December 1837. He heard shots
247  Early Days in Richmond Hill: racing action at the annual Richmond Hill Spring Fair. Richmond Hill proved a
248  Early Days in Richmond Hill: by a publicly administered system. Richmond Hill's children moved from their old log school
249  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill Public School, opened in 1847, pictured in
250  Early Days in Richmond Hill: But Smith also found Richmond Hill a challenge as he collected details for his
251  Early Days in Richmond Hill: more predictable communities, leaving Richmond Hill to its own peculiar existence. Had either
252  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was a busy community. By 1851, Richmond Hill boasted eight storekeepers, five innkeepers,
253  Early Days in Richmond Hill: enjoy itself. Everyone turned out for Richmond Hill's first spring fair, sponsored by the
254  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill Methodist Church, dedicated on July 1,
255  Early Days in Richmond Hill: James Dick, minister of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 1847-1877. Village
256  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Thomas Kinnear, victim of Richmond Hill's most celebrated murder case in July 1843.
257  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Dalby's Tavern), a mainstay of Richmond Hill's nineteenth-century hospitality industry.
258  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill was ideally situated to serve this Yonge
259  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Raymond's Tavern on Lot 49 West in Richmond Hill was a regular stop for the mail stage
260  Early Days in Richmond Hill: structure in the village. It was also Richmond Hill's only early inn known to continue in operation
261  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Jr. By mid-century, the fortunes of Richmond Hill's hotels were linked with the prosperity of
262  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of travellers, stagecoach operators, and Richmond Hill hotelkeepers. Macadamization was pushed north
263  Early Days in Richmond Hill: its line six kilometres to the west of Richmond Hill, bypassing the village and disrupting the
264  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill did survive. Because the "Richmond
265  Early Days in Richmond Hill: before, ownership of the Richmond Hill-to-Toronto stagecoach line changed hands
266  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Thompson's Richmond Hill-to-Toronto stagecoach, 1880-1896. After that,
267  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill itself, however, the stagecoach days had
268  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Although the station was officially named "Richmond Hill," it lay six kilometres (about four miles) west
269  Early Days in Richmond Hill: connections between Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Kleinburg, and the new
270  Early Days in Richmond Hill: "Bus Line" ran stagecoaches between Richmond Hill and Toronto in 1876, despite competition
271  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of stations at Weston, Thornhill (Concord), Richmond Hill (Maple), and Machell's Corners (Aurora).
272  Early Days in Richmond Hill: turned out to see the novel sight. At Richmond Hill, they walked or rode their horses or drove
273  Early Days in Richmond Hill: new train service turned to gloom at Richmond Hill. The surveyors and engineers had run the line
274  Early Days in Richmond Hill: itself did not suffer for bypassing Richmond Hill, for it was able to tap the rich commerce that
275  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was housed in the store from 1900 onwards. Richmond Hill survived the railway bypass in part because
276  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the heart of old Richmond Hill - but within or at the margin of the town's
277  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Richmond Hill, along or to the west of today's Bathurst
278  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was very closely linked with Richmond Hill. Business generated by Patterson
279  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and would eventually cripple much of Richmond Hill's hotel
280  Early Days in Richmond Hill: these smaller communities, plus Richmond Hill itself, drew much of their strength from the
281  Early Days in Richmond Hill: short, the news from Richmond Hill's neighbouring regions seemed entirely
282  Early Days in Richmond Hill: dispensed medicine in Richmond Hill from 1849 to 1973. Two sideroads south of
283  Early Days in Richmond Hill: for travellers on the road between Richmond Hill and Toronto. The tollhouse and gate stood on
284  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Corners with eighteenth-century Richmond Hill, then the Langstaff family itself linked
285  Early Days in Richmond Hill: on the right. Just one sideroad north of Richmond Hill, where Elgin Mills Road today intersects
286  Early Days in Richmond Hill: corner. It was a major employer of Richmond Hill labour in the later decades of the
287  Early Days in Richmond Hill: oldest church edifice in present-day Richmond Hill.
288  Early Days in Richmond Hill: century, Oak Ridges would become Richmond Hill's major northern commercial and residential
289  Early Days in Richmond Hill: from a map prepared by Ruth Reaman. East of Richmond Hill, on present-day Leslie Street just
290  Early Days in Richmond Hill: townships proved a mixed blessing to a Richmond Hill still struggling to establish its own civic
291  Early Days in Richmond Hill: again, the Richmond Hill petitioners were defeated. While the proposed
292  Early Days in Richmond Hill: ideal, and it was third time lucky for Richmond Hill. A petition signed by nearly every ratepayer
293  Early Days in Richmond Hill: for the York Herald, touting Richmond Hill as the ideal community of York County.
294  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Richmond Hill in 1878. Ted Chirnside, Richmond
295  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill and vicinity in 1878. Local
296  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and attentions away from the core of the Richmond Hill community. Any Vaughan council
297  Early Days in Richmond Hill: such divided loyalties, Richmond Hill thought of itself as a community and a number
298  Early Days in Richmond Hill: government, and that could only happen in Richmond Hill if the settlement was incorporated as a
299  Early Days in Richmond Hill: that supported the incorporation of Richmond Hill as a village. National Archives of Canada,
300  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Trench Carriage Works was Richmond Hill's largest industrial establishment and most
301  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and in 1857 set up his own business in Richmond Hill.
302  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Trench Carriage Works, Richmond Hill's largest employer during the 1870s. Trench's
303  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in community life, serving as reeve of Richmond Hill from 1875 to 1879 and again in 1881-82. He
304  Early Days in Richmond Hill: sampling of business cards from Richmond Hill, 1878. Bookplate and rules from the
305  Early Days in Richmond Hill: were the occupations of the Richmond Hill men listed in Nason's 1871 County of
306  Early Days in Richmond Hill: most Ontario villages of the period, Richmond Hill supported a variety of professions and
307  Early Days in Richmond Hill: less structured view of Richmond Hill in the early 1870s is provided by Fred
308  Early Days in Richmond Hill: their tools and put away their aprons, Richmond Hill offered a variety of organized leisure
309  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of the newly incorporated village of Richmond Hill went to the polls to elect their first
310  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Law solicits votes for reeve in Richmond Hill's first municipal election. The five
311  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in the newly incorporated village of Richmond Hill in 1873. C.W. Jefferys, The Picture
312  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Law, first reeve of Richmond Hill, 1873. " Richmond Villa," home
313  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill residents interpreted that move as showing an
314  Early Days in Richmond Hill: William Harrison was Richmond Hill's second reeve in 1874. In spite of decisions
315  Early Days in Richmond Hill: William Harrison in 1889, Richmond Hill council had laid sidewalks along principal
316  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the first civic elections. He was elected Richmond Hill's second reeve in 1874, however, and during
317  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was appointed postmaster of Richmond Hill on December 3, 1850, and for the next
318  Early Days in Richmond Hill: years later young Mr. Law moved to Richmond Hill, where he established himself as a general
319  Early Days in Richmond Hill: established a medical practice in Richmond Hill a few years later. Through his skill as a
320  Early Days in Richmond Hill: (about two miles) north of Richmond Hill. Nine months later, William's
321  Early Days in Richmond Hill: brigade and was a founding member of the Richmond Hill Mechanics' Institute and Literary Society. He
322  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Sunday, April 15, 1866, while most Richmond Hill residents were worshipping in church, fire
323  Early Days in Richmond Hill: which prospered for years to come as Richmond Hill residents continued to buy dry goods and
324  Early Days in Richmond Hill: April 23, 1866, another fire threatened Richmond Hill. This blaze originated in the senior
325  Early Days in Richmond Hill: third fire must have jolted Richmond Hill's reluctant donors into action, for by August,
326  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and the company languished between fires. Richmond Hill was fortunate to escape any major blazes like
327  Early Days in Richmond Hill: its incorporation as a village in 1873, Richmond Hill now had an official body that could provide
328  Early Days in Richmond Hill: some measure of long-term stability in Richmond Hill's fire-fighting activity. The new company
329  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in November 1857; this building erected in 1894. Richmond Hill's Roman Catholics lagged behind the
330  Early Days in Richmond Hill: to St. Mary's parishioners, and to all Richmond Hill residents, the forty-five-year-old priest was
331  Early Days in Richmond Hill: St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church. Richmond Hill's several churches offered more than Sunday
332  Early Days in Richmond Hill: temperance and prohibition movements, Richmond Hill's hospitality industry was a mere shadow of its
333  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the end of the 1890s, Richmond Hill's most definitive physical structures were
334  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of this recent capital investment in Richmond Hill's spiritual properties - especially for the
335  Early Days in Richmond Hill: dedication of a new organ at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church in 1915. Pictured left to
336  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Church tower still dominates the skyline of Richmond Hill.
337  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Reverend Robert Shanklin, Richmond Hill's Anglicans threatened to outdo the village's
338  Early Days in Richmond Hill: fond of novel reading and flirting. Richmond Hill, rather pretty, very sociable, and somewhat
339  Early Days in Richmond Hill: a number of young people from near Richmond Hill were returning home from a party in
340  Early Days in Richmond Hill: thieves in Richmond Hill? Some evilly-disposed or miserable person went
341  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Victoria Day, the 24th of May, was easily Richmond Hill's grandest secular holiday during the 1880s.
342  Early Days in Richmond Hill: produced a severe economic shock for Richmond Hill. After losing both a major employer and a
343  Early Days in Richmond Hill: loss, commercial activity in Richmond Hill remained relatively stable throughout the
344  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of harvesting machinery ever witnessed in Richmond Hill," commented The Liberal, "and the feeling
345  Early Days in Richmond Hill: three kilometres, or two miles, west of Richmond Hill. It was a major employer of village labour,
346  Early Days in Richmond Hill: to Dundas, and eventually settled in Richmond Hill, where they operated out of the building that
347  Early Days in Richmond Hill: to slip from us." 8 In June 1886, Richmond Hill village council offered a $10,000 bonus
348  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Maxwell. (1805-1922). Richmond Hill's and Canada's oldest citizen at the time of
349  Early Days in Richmond Hill: a while in Toronto, then settled in Richmond Hill.
350  Early Days in Richmond Hill: James Langstaff provided a link with Richmond Hill's earliest beginnings as a community. Born
351  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Thomas Franklin McMahon arrived in Richmond Hill in 1878 as principal of the Public
352  Early Days in Richmond Hill: became the sole newspaper of Richmond Hill. For more than forty years, until his death
353  Early Days in Richmond Hill: just about everything that went on in Richmond Hill.
354  Early Days in Richmond Hill: June 4, 1885, Richmond Hill's "Young Canadians" lacrosse team trounced
355  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Young Canadians, Richmond Hill's championship lacrosse team of the 1880s.
356  Early Days in Richmond Hill: reminded of the existence of a place called Richmond Hill."
357  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was located on the north end of this building. Richmond Hill's municipal council reflected the settled pace
358  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Even before Victoria's death, however, Richmond Hill had glimpsed aspects of the faster-paced
359  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Richmond Hill's leading business and professional men sat on
360  Early Days in Richmond Hill: successive councils responded to Richmond Hill's needs through the last two decades of the old
361  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of the municipal building of the Town of Richmond Hill. Certificate showing that Gertrude
362  Early Days in Richmond Hill: local government continued to shape life in Richmond Hill. Shortly after four o'clock in the afternoon
363  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Victoria had been a pervasive spirit in Richmond Hill for as long as most residents could remember.
364  Early Days in Richmond Hill: as Queen and Empress, residents of Richmond Hill grieved her death and mourned the passing of

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