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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
Remember This? Private library club became public and free to all in 1903

Remember This? Private library club became public and free to all in 1903

Newmarket Public Library has its roots in the Mechanics Institute Hall, still standing as an apartment building on Millard
Remember This? Constant threat of fire prompted town's first fire brigade in 1858

Remember This? Constant threat of fire prompted town's first fire brigade in 1858

In Newmarket's early years, many Main Street and surrounding buildings were destroyed repeatedly in fires
Remember This? Radial railway from Toronto to Jackson's Point flourished until 1930s

Remember This? Radial railway from Toronto to Jackson's Point flourished until 1930s

Reminders of the once flourishing all-electric Toronto and York Radial Railway Co. Metropolitan Division that connected Newmarket with Toronto and Georgina are scattered about town
Remember This? Legacy of Stickwood Brickyard visible in town's yellow brick buildings

Remember This? Legacy of Stickwood Brickyard visible in town's yellow brick buildings

The majority of the brick buildings, houses, stores, schools and churches built in Newmarket and district from 1860 to 1910 were built with Stickwood brick
Remember This? Henry S. Cane one of town's most progressive mayors

Remember This? Henry S. Cane one of town's most progressive mayors

It can be argued Henry Stiles Cane did more to move Newmarket from the horse-and-buggy days into the progressive 20th century than any other man of his day
Remember This? Cane family one of Newmarket's first dynasties

Remember This? Cane family one of Newmarket's first dynasties

William Cane was Newmarket's first mayor and a successful and determined entrepreneur, despite losing the majority of his businesses to fire.
Remember This? Hwy. 9/Davis played vital role in town's growth

Remember This? Hwy. 9/Davis played vital role in town's growth

From its earliest days as a vital wagon trail connecting to the railroad, to its current transformation connecting to a Viva bus rapidway, the roadway has played an important role in the town's development and economic prosperity.
Remember This? Moving town hall to Tannery, Mulock caused controversy, angst

Remember This? Moving town hall to Tannery, Mulock caused controversy, angst

As the population of the town continued to burgeon, the councils of the day were faced with the issue of finding larger locations for town hall. The moves from Main Street to the Tannery Mall on Davis Drive and then to the present-day building on Mulock Drive resulted in controversy and angst among taxpayers and council.