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1  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe: The Man Who Planned Yonge
2  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe Plans the
3  Early Days in Richmond Hill: by the first governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, as a military and commercial route between Lakes
4  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library John Graves Simcoe was born at Cotterstock, Northamptonshire,
5  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe and his wife, the gifted artist and diarist
6  Early Days in Richmond Hill: leaving Upper Canada in 1796, Simcoe served as governor of the colony of San
7  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and strategic reasons. The planner was John Graves Simcoe, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, and his
8  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe communicated his delight to Secretary of
9  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Holland River Indian trails, Simcoe's new route would not follow the natural
10  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in support of their French allies, Simcoe realized that the capital of Upper Canada at
11  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe transferred the capital across Lake Ontario
12  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe knew of at least one old Indian trail running
13  Early Days in Richmond Hill: months later, Simcoe strengthened his case for a Yonge Street
14  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe was now determined to explore the country
15  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Hill, the most decisive leg of Simcoe's autumn excursion was the return trip from
16  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Holland Landing, Simcoe and his party headed south on a new trail
17  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe's desire to flatter his British superiors
18  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Nevertheless, it was a beginning, and Simcoe was pleased. In November 1794 he noted that a
19  Early Days in Richmond Hill: between Berczy and Governor Simcoe turned sour, and in May 1796, Simcoe
20  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the great road-building project alive while Simcoe's attention was focused
21  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Governor Simcoe stretched the truth somewhat in his September
22  Early Days in Richmond Hill: months of the Yonge Street project, Simcoe and his surveyors relied on soldiers from the
23  Early Days in Richmond Hill: this grant was refused, Berczy and Governor Simcoe struck an interesting alternate bargain,
24  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in disguise, for it forced Governor Simcoe to turn once again to seemingly more reliable
25  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the road was being used. Elizabeth Simcoe noted in her diary in March 1796 that "an Indian
26  Early Days in Richmond Hill: settlement, before the arrival of Governor Simcoe and William Berczy and Augustus
27  Early Days in Richmond Hill: met across the province. So it was that Governor Simcoe's former Yonge Street stump trail
28  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe's Yonge Street plan excluded any Crown
29  Early Days in Richmond Hill: proved harder to attain than Governor Simcoe, David Smith, or the Gazette imagined.
30  Early Days in Richmond Hill: more fundamental problem lay with Governor Simcoe's rigid enforcement of settlement rules. One
31  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of York (England), who was a friend of the Simcoes. Behind Yonge Street, the township
32  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of his Colonial Project," Russell wrote Simcoe in May. "He now thinks the distance too great
33  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Upper Canada since Governor Simcoe's departure.
34  Early Days in Richmond Hill: In June 1793, he petitioned Governor Simcoe for a land grant in Upper Canada, but was
35  Early Days in Richmond Hill: group, however, and headed directly for Simcoe's new provincial capital at York. On
36  Early Days in Richmond Hill: owners, appear in the picture. When Simcoe's long-feared war with the United States

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