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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
Table of Illustrations
Locomotive "Toronto" of the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Railway (or Railroad), which inaugurated steam railway service in Upper Canada on May 16, 1853. But the OS&H; ran its line six kilometres to the west of Richmond Hill, bypassing the village and disrupting the Yonge Street stagecoach business. Farquharson
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