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Chapter 12
The Village Transformed
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
Parading, Dancing, and Skating
Richmond Hill's Fiftieth Birthday: 1923
Richmond Hill's One Hundredth Birthday: 1973
Skating in Style
Pure Water and Healthy Children
The installation of the waterworks in 1921 inspired a Richmond Hill bard to send this bit of doggerel in to the local paper:
"Mrs. Pankhurst's Lecture"
Flying Kites on Richmond's Hill
Between Old and New
"Dr. Langstaff Describes the Advent of the Horseless Carriage"
Alex Hume's Cushions and the Power of the Press
Turn-of-Century Tracks Block Yonge Street Construction
From Radial Cars to Rubber Tires
Table of Illustrations

Richmond Hill's One Hundredth Birthday: 1973

A Year of Celebration
Centennial Events For This Week

June 8 Miss Richmond Hill Centennial will be chosen at the Arena. The program features Catherine McKinnon, Billy Meek, Vic Franklin, Peter Appleyard and his orchestra.
June 9-10 Final rounds of 100-team Minor Tournament.
June 9 Legion Centennial Day (Elgin Mills and Newkirk) featuring parade, Highland festival, pipeband competitions, sky divers, tug-of-war with a beef barbecue and dance following at the Legion Hall.
June 9 16th AvenueHome & School tree planting.
June 9 Heirloom Tea - Presbyterian Church 2 to 4 pm.

The Liberal,June 7, 1973


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