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Old Town Hall has more lives than a cat

Old Town Hall has more lives than a cat

In this week's Remember This?, History Hound Richard MacLeod traces the history of the Old Town Hall, which has its beginnings in 1881 when Newmarket's first Town Council decided a building was needed as a marketplace for agricultural produce from local farms
Newmarket's great canal project became 'Mulock's Folly'

Newmarket's great canal project became 'Mulock's Folly'

In this week's Remember This?, History Hound Richard MacLeod explores what he believes is one of the most contentious topics in Newmarket's history, the Ghost Canal
Newmarket's fairgrounds boasted race track, Palace, grandstands

Newmarket's fairgrounds boasted race track, Palace, grandstands

This week, History Hound Richard MacLeod takes you back to the late 1800s and early 1900s when Newmarket's three-day fall agricultural fair merited a permanent location in town
The best entertainment was when the circus came to town

The best entertainment was when the circus came to town

In this week's Remember This? feature, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the magic that arrived when the circus train rolled into town every few years
Reminders of war once marked end of Main Street

Reminders of war once marked end of Main Street

In this week's Remember This?, History Hound Richard MacLeod recalls a monument made in the memory of a soldier and the weapons of war proudly displayed by it for decades.
Remember This? Newmarket long battled, banned 'demon' booze

Remember This? Newmarket long battled, banned 'demon' booze

The current debate regarding whether or not to permit retail cannabis outlets in town has History Hound Richard MacLeod recalling the days of Prohibition and the powerful temperance movement that ensured Newmarket was a 'dry' town until the 1950s
Remember This? Famed forestry magnate, and author had roots in Newmarket

Remember This? Famed forestry magnate, and author had roots in Newmarket

Both H.R. MacMillan, raised on a Newmarket farm by his grandmother, and Mazo de la Roche, daughter of a well-known merchant, went on to achieve success and fame
Remember This? Main Street became early hub of growing village

Remember This? Main Street became early hub of growing village

Robert Simpson, who eventually established a mercantile empire at the corner of Queen and Yonge in Toronto, was first a Newmarket general store owner in the 1860s
Remember This? Christmas was more of a community celebration

Remember This? Christmas was more of a community celebration

While exotic gifts filled store windows, the tradition was to give an orange — a real prize back then — or a bag of candy from Santa
Remember This? Carter, Luesby pillars of historical community

Remember This? Carter, Luesby pillars of historical community

The History Hound pays tribute to his mentors, Terry Carter and George Luesby, who can take credit for not only ensuring Newmarket's heritage has been preserved but for igniting a respect and passion for history in our community