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Stories of Newmarket An Old Ontario Town

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ISBN-10: 1554888808

ISBN-13: 9781554888801

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robert Terence Carter

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List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 4/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
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

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Map of Nineteenth-Century Newmarket
The Earliest Days
Br�l� Walked Holland Trail Four Hundred Years Ago
The Mystery of Our First Settlers
The Trading Tree
Grinding the First Bushel
The 24th Regiment of Foot Often in Newmarket
Sword Led Way to Victory on Plains of Abraham
The Real Pioneers
Beman Was a Hustler
Teenager Saved the Colony's Gold
Some Srigleys Dropped Their H
First Doctor a Mystery Man
Eli Gorham Brought His Machines with Him
First Settler's House Still on Eagle Street
Peter Robinson Was a War Hero: A Family Compact Man
Landmarks and Other Artifacts
The Pond: The Jewel Downtown
Fairy Lake and Other Local Lakes
The Vanished Communities
Road to Uxbridge Lost
First School Had Eight Pupils
Earliest Pioneers Buried on Eagle Street
Gravestone Marks Resting Place of Renowned Fur Trader
Who Were These People?
Area's First White Child: A Matter of Debate
Newmarket Storekeeper Fought Bravely in War of 1812
Settler Had Noble Blood
Wellington Trained This Trooper Well
Washington Wanted to Hang This Pioneer Landowner
Richest of Old Stagecoach Landlords
Doctor Arrived with Shipload
Things Happen
The War of 1812 Created Prosperity
Booze to Blame for Town's First Homicide
How Agnes Defeated the Ghost
Murder Rare in Quaker Community
Switch for Oxen Grew into Giant Willow
Gifts to First Nations Distributed at Holland Landing
Stories of 1837 Rebels
Wellington Veterans Saved Lount Home
Salt Well Boon to Pioneers
Fire Brought Renewal to Colonial Main Street
In Victoria's Reign
Bogarttown: Rival for Newmarket
Mud-Brick Mansion Boasted Wine Cellar
Butcher's Fair Made Main Street a Cowtown
Water Street at the Foot of Main: An Early Industrial Area
Fur Trader Brought Seven Hundred to Party
Mansion House: A Meeting Place for Rebels
Riding Key to Fight for Responsible Government
Friends and Colleagues Until Chips Are Down
Gold on That Thar Creek
Newmarket's Fair: Biggest in the County
May 24th Just Isn't What it Used to Be
Everybody Skated on the Pond
Stranger at Station Set Off Fenian Scare
Citizens Opposed Riel
Fascinating Folks
Buffalo Bill: Almost a Newmarket Boy
First Lawyer Had Famous Name
Holland River Named for Dutch Surveyor
Bishop's Throne Now in Museum
�Fleetfoot� Corbi�re: Fastest Mailman on the Frontier
Pioneer Colonel Was Canadian-Born
Heroes Risked All to Fight Plague
Samuel Morse and His New Telegraph
Reeve Gorham Had Faced Treason Charge
Her Church Bell First Rang Her Own Funeral
Farm Boy Became Renowned Artist
Growing Into a Town
Newmarket Has Long Military History
Village Clerk Predicted Boom Times
The Era: Most Enduring of Newmarket's Newspapers
Three Generations of Canes Were Mayors
Photo May Be One of Cane's Former Slaves
Charcoal Maker Had Found Freedom in Upper Canada
Citizens Band Founded in 1872
Pomp and Ceremony Greeted Governor General
Stickwood Brick Built Old Newmarket
Strange Societies Appeared on Great Occasions
More Life in the Nineteenth Century
Artesian Well Went Wild
Early Railway Could Have Had Its Own Lottery
Oldest Companies Started in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Telephones Came Early
Newmarket Regatta: An Annual Event
Politicians Didn't Keep Their Promise
Glenville Once a Thriving Village
Merchant Found Shot Through the Heart
Department Store King Started on Main Street
�Old� Town Hall Really Our Third
Boer War Victory Celebration Ended With a Bang
Minnie Murdered Susie
A New Century
The 1899 Electric Train: To Toronto in an Hour
Amusement Park at Bond Lake
Area Families Colonized the West
Sir William Mulock: Father of Penny Post
Canal Almost Finished Then Abandoned
First Toronto Santa Claus Parade Started in Newmarket
Salvation Army Soldiers Took Newmarket by Storm
Gas and Oil Beneath Newmarket
Steam Whistles Sounded Daily
First Subdivision a Flop
First Hospital on Main Street
War and Depression
The 127th Was Newmarket's Battalion
Little Town Lost Eighty-Three on Europe's Battlefields
Riding Refused to Re-Elect Prime Minister
Holland Marsh Became Canada's Salad Bowl
Redmen Won the 1933 National Title
Remember the 1940s
Six Weeks to Become an Army Town
Fifth Column Scare Triggered Wartime Paranoia
Young Flyer First Lost in Action
Later in the Century
Davises Sparked Toronto's Theatre Life
Tall Tales About Past Pranks
National Film Board Documentary Focused on Citizens Band
Hagen Taught Generations of Canadian Artists
Marsh Moonshine
Women's Christian Temperance Union Thought Water Best
Race to Build First Mall
Epilogue
Sources and Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author