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Newmarket The Heart of York Region

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ISBN-10: 1550022229

ISBN-13: 9781550022223

Edition: 1994

Authors: Robert Terence Carter

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In the early 1800s, Timothy Robers, a Quaker millwright from Vermont, drew a flourishing community of fellow Quakers to the area which became the new-market for settles and traders.It soon became the commercial hub of a rich farming area. By the mid-1800s it was a central point on the Ontario, Simcoe, and Huron Railway. Over the following decades, gas deposits were cofirmed there and a barge canalw as built along with a street railway. In the early 20th century Newmarket languished through a long period of slow growth -- wars and the Depression took a terrible toll on the small town. Yet in the 1940s it was another war that brought thousands of soldiers to Newmarket's training camp on their…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 9/12/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 8.53" wide x 11.02" long x 0.24" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

<p Robert Carter grew up in Newmarket and was editor of the newspaper <i The Newmarket Era</i from 1968-1985. For many years he wrote a weekly local history column for the <i Era</i . In 1974 he founded the Newmarket Historical Society. Mr. Carter has been awarded many honours in recognition of his significant contribution to the history of his community and Canada.</p