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1  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the Highlands of York to Bond Lake
2  Early Days in Richmond Hill: for communication with the Town of York and the rest of the
3  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in 1794 moved the government offices to York (now Toronto). Simcoe's progressive
4  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the 4th Concession Line of the Township of York between Lots 20 & 21 [and] got to York
5  Early Days in Richmond Hill: laying down His Excellency's Route from York to Lake Huron.
6  Early Days in Richmond Hill: that there is an easy Portage between York and the Waters which fall into Lake Huron of
7  Early Days in Richmond Hill: you have been enabled to trace between York & Lake Huron, is of great importance & must
8  Early Days in Richmond Hill: run straight as an old Roman road, from York to Holland Landing. The
9  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Bay, where he founded the town of York. Next, he laid plans for two major roads to
10  Early Days in Richmond Hill: road from Holland Landing south to York. In May, his colleague Alexander Aitkin
11  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Bay "had cattle driven to him from York in six days." Equally important, "half the
12  Early Days in Richmond Hill: years, he moved back and forth from York to Montreal, and from London to New York, in
13  Early Days in Richmond Hill: open a cart road from the harbour at York to Lake Simcoe. Four days later, thirty
14  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Yonge Street was completed from York to the Holland
15  Early Days in Richmond Hill: way from Georgian Bay to the village of York "in five days, & said they could have
16  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of Lot 46E, although he was living "at York." But from there all the way north to
17  Early Days in Richmond Hill: house" on this property.] Lot 66E James Pitney (York), three-quarters of an acre partly
18  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 36W Stephen Colby, "sometimes at York," half acre partly cleared. Lot 36E Abner
19  Early Days in Richmond Hill: by a British soldier in an incident at York.
20  Early Days in Richmond Hill: more resentful. Colonial officials at York and Niagara began to fear the possiblity of
21  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Hill, Bond spent most of his time in York, running various business enterprises and
22  Early Days in Richmond Hill: because they impressed the officials at York with their connections, their experience, or
23  Early Days in Richmond Hill: were appointed by the authorities at York. Nicholas Miller was one of those appointed as
24  Early Days in Richmond Hill: enthused the Upper Canada Gazette of York, would "benefit this country materially, as it
25  Early Days in Richmond Hill: entire length of Yonge Street, from York to Newmarket, provincial surveyor
26  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill itself. Closer to York, and with their streams and mills, York
27  Early Days in Richmond Hill: his wife, and two sons arrived in York at the end of June 1797, then travelled up
28  Early Days in Richmond Hill: of a public market that was to open in York the next year, where we could sell any of the
29  Early Days in Richmond Hill: on foot to the new provincial capital at York.
30  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and drove many of the settlers to York in search of food. Peter Buckendahl of
31  Early Days in Richmond Hill: they preferred the society of York, such as it was, to the hardships of pioneer
32  Early Days in Richmond Hill: George moved on to Niagara, then eventually York, where he prospered in the retail
33  Early Days in Richmond Hill: (about sixteen miles) north of York also presented advantages to the Upper
34  Early Days in Richmond Hill: de Puisaye's followers arrived at York. Colonial officials gave them rations,
35  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and thawing ground made the road to York impassable for days at a time. There were
36  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and his businesses north from the town of York to land he owned at the corner of Yonge
37  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Simcoe's new provincial capital at York. On August 26, he contracted to build a large
38  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Miles prospered during his few years in York. He worked as a contractor and lumber
39  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 1800 his various business endeavours in York seem to have encountered rough times. 3
40  Early Days in Richmond Hill: same trade that he had at Genesee and York. Across the road, on Lot 45 West, he operated
41  Early Days in Richmond Hill: by the dull routine of garrison duty at York during the fall and winter of 1812-13.
42  Early Days in Richmond Hill: and temporarily occupied the town of York. Everyone knew where James Fulton and
43  Early Days in Richmond Hill: that "while the Enemys forces were in York," Lyon or Lyons was seen "drawing with his
44  Early Days in Richmond Hill: the urban establishment figures in York - a traditional farm-versus-town,
45  Early Days in Richmond Hill: though a precarious one, between York and the Upper Lakes. Yonge Street ended at
46  Early Days in Richmond Hill: families in the countryside north of York - especially since for many years he was the
47  Early Days in Richmond Hill: apparently healed, and he continued on to York and western Upper Canada, returning east to
48  Early Days in Richmond Hill: enough to greet the daily stagecoach from York or Holland Landing, a new transportation
49  Early Days in Richmond Hill: themselves with the colonial elite in York. They felt themselves superior to the
50  Early Days in Richmond Hill: re-election as Reform members for York. Again in 1834 and 1836, following a
51  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Mackenzie, the fiery Scot who sat for York in the Assembly, served as the first mayor of
52  Early Days in Richmond Hill: district. With many friends among York's leading citizens, they naturally allied
53  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill and all of York, together with Metropolitan Toronto - had
54  Early Days in Richmond Hill: was wounded in the American attack on York, and rose to the rank of colonel. After the
55  Early Days in Richmond Hill: established regular coach service between York and Holland Landing in 1828, the
56  Early Days in Richmond Hill: stage operating between Newmarket and York. Southbound stages arrived at 9:00 a.m. and
57  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in April 1865, the province sold the York roads to the York County Council for
58  Early Days in Richmond Hill: Street immediately north of the York town limits. Crushed stone would be laid six
59  Early Days in Richmond Hill: in August 1850 announced the sale of the "York Roads" to Toronto businessman James
60  Early Days in Richmond Hill: 1822, in Tipperary, Ireland, and came to York, Upper Canada, two years later, where he

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