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Chapter 10
Rails through Richmond Hill
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
The Radial Railway Arrives
A Ride on the Big Green Cars
Stops along the Line
Bond Lake Park
Through the Highlands of York to Bond Lake Park
Radial Days in Richmond Hill
Summer Romance at Bond Lake Park
Electrical News at the Turn of the Century
Electric Lights for the Village
Heritage sites in New Gormley
" Gormley Gleanings"
The Belated Arrival of the Age of Steam
11 The Flowering of Richmond Hill
12 The Village Transformed
Table of Illustrations

Bond Lake Park

Key to map:
Bond Lake Park in the 1920s, adapted by Janet Allin from a 1986 map prepared by Mary-Lou Griffin.
S 35. Stop 35 on the radial railway line

1. Gatehouse, station and sawmill (top to bottom), with station platform to the left

2. Washrooms

3. 12691 Yonge Street, a "cottage" built in 1936 by Robert Clifford and Edith Belle (Hodgson) Gamble

4. Pavilion

5. Boathouse

6. Wading pool

7. Merry-go-round

8. Pavilion, moved, now a three-car garage for Mrs. Edith Evelyn (Gamble) Clarke

9. House of Mrs. E.E. (Gamble) Clarke, 12673 Yonge Street

10. Pine log shute, used circa 1880s

11. Radial car repair barn

12. Power station, dynamo house, smoke stack - 12485 Yonge Street

13. Michael Clarke's house, 12611 Yonge Street


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