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Area Indigenous peoples ceded their territory in later disputed Toronto Purchase

Area Indigenous peoples ceded their territory in later disputed Toronto Purchase

In this second of a two-part series, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the story of how lands were acquired by the Canadian government, paving the way for settlers
Indigenous trails were 'highways' for Newmarket area's first settlers

Indigenous trails were 'highways' for Newmarket area's first settlers

In this first of a two-part series, Remember This? columnist Richard MacLeod reviews the routes established by the local Indigenous community for trade and travel
Newmarket cemeteries mark toll of deadliest pandemic in history <b> (6 photos) </b>

Newmarket cemeteries mark toll of deadliest pandemic in history (6 photos)

Lessons learned from the Spanish flu — which is estimated to have killed 50 million people worldwide in 1918 to 1919 — include how we recognize disease as a community issue, not an individual one, Newmarket historian Richard MacLeod says
Newmarket's Boer War soldiers honoured with pomp and ceremony <b> (9 photos) </b>

Newmarket's Boer War soldiers honoured with pomp and ceremony (9 photos)

In this week's Remember This?, History Hound Richard MacLeod shares the story behind Newmarket’s role in the 1899-1902 Boer War fought between the British Empire and South African Republic and Orange Free State
In fair weather and foul, Newmarket's early doctors made house calls

In fair weather and foul, Newmarket's early doctors made house calls

In this week's Remember This?, History Hound Richard MacLeod reviews the town's early physicians, druggists and dentists
Stories of Newmarket's first settlers preserved in burying ground <b> (9 photos) </b>

Stories of Newmarket's first settlers preserved in burying ground (9 photos)

In this week's Remember This?, History Hound Richard MacLeod takes you to Pioneer Burying Ground, the final resting place of some of Newmarket's earliest settlers
Wasn't that a party when Newmarket officially became a town

Wasn't that a party when Newmarket officially became a town

A grand celebration for the whole town was held on New Year's Eve 1880 when Newmarket cast aside its 'village' moniker to officially become a town Jan. 1, 1881
Main Street saw banks come and go, until Bank of Montreal arrived <b> (9 photos) </b>

Main Street saw banks come and go, until Bank of Montreal arrived (9 photos)

In this week's Remember This?, History Hound Richard MacLeod takes a look at the history of banks in Newmarket, beginning with the first one, the Royal Canadian British Bank, in 1865
Newmarket's early newspaper owners were men of influence

Newmarket's early newspaper owners were men of influence

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod takes a look at Newmarket's early newspaper publishers
There's gas in them thar Newmarket fields

There's gas in them thar Newmarket fields

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod tells the tale of the town's 'Great Gas Adventure'