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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
The Routledge family of Oak Ridges. Pictured left to right are: mail carrier C. Harper,Hettie Routledge,Marsh Routledge on the grass, Charlie Routledge,Emma (Mrs. Peter) Routledge,Lucy Routledge,Peter Routledge,John on the grass, Mary Jane Routledge (Peter's sister), and Watson on the grass. Peter Routledge was appointed postmaster at Oak Ridges in 1889, and ran the mail operation from his home.
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