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Richard MacLeod

Newmarket resident Richard MacLeod — the History Hound — has been a local historian for more than 40 years. He writes a weekly feature about our town's history in partnership with NewmarketToday, conducts heritage lectures and walking tours of local interest, and leads local oral history interviews

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Recent Work by Richard

REMEMBER THIS: Newmarket Old Boys gathered for 1939 reunion

REMEMBER THIS: Newmarket Old Boys gathered for 1939 reunion

History Hound Richard MacLeod recalls the time when successful men came 'home' to relive their experiences and tell stories of the past, while war loomed ahead
REMEMBER THIS: Look for 'historical gems' of gabled roofs in Newmarket

REMEMBER THIS: Look for 'historical gems' of gabled roofs in Newmarket

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights an architectural feature popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries seen on many of our heritage properties
REMEMBER THIS: Haskett Park named for sports-loving newsman

REMEMBER THIS: Haskett Park named for sports-loving newsman

In this week's column, Newmarket's History Hound tells us about George Haskett, whose true forte centred on the organization and development of sport
REMEMBER THIS: Here's a guide to local cemeteries worth exploring

REMEMBER THIS: Here's a guide to local cemeteries worth exploring

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights for history buffs which family cemeteries in York Region are worth a visit, as the final resting place of many prominent local citizens
REMEMBER THIS: Family cemeteries rich with local history

REMEMBER THIS: Family cemeteries rich with local history

In this week's column, the History Hound continues his look at family cemeteries in York Region
REMEMBER THIS: Loss of farms has impacted once common family cemeteries

REMEMBER THIS: Loss of farms has impacted once common family cemeteries

In this week's column, the History Hound begins the first of a two-part series on the impact of growth on, and the historic value of, these family burial grounds on rural properties
REMEMBER THIS: Garden club cultivating beauty for nearly 150 years

REMEMBER THIS: Garden club cultivating beauty for nearly 150 years

In this week's column, the History Hound explains the evolution of what is now the Newmarket Garden Club
REMEMBER THIS: Main Street soap box derby a Newmarket rite of passage

REMEMBER THIS: Main Street soap box derby a Newmarket rite of passage

In this week's column, the History Hound shares memories of an annual event that captivated the entire community and challenged the engineering creativity of the town's boys — and later, girls, too
REMEMBER THIS: The impact of the waters that lie below Newmarket

REMEMBER THIS: The impact of the waters that lie below Newmarket

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod examines the waters that flow below Newmarket, and the dramatic impact a waterworks system had on residents
REMEMBER THIS: Yearbooks highlight Newmarket High's evolution

REMEMBER THIS: Yearbooks highlight Newmarket High's evolution

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod explores the history of Newmarket High School's yearbook, commencement, and student council
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