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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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thehistoryhound@rogers.com

Recent Work by Richard

<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> 1967 opened floodgate to development in Newmarket

REMEMBER THIS: 1967 opened floodgate to development in Newmarket

In this week's column, History Hound Richard McLeod picks continues his timeline series in the years 1966 to 1967
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Newmarket's first big plaza opens in 1961

REMEMBER THIS: Newmarket's first big plaza opens in 1961

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod returns to his timeline of highlights in Newmarket history, from 1960 to 1965
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Mid-'50s marked end of Newmarket's prohibition

REMEMBER THIS: Mid-'50s marked end of Newmarket's prohibition

In this week's columns, History Hound Richard MacLeod returns to his timeline, 1956 to 1959, highlighting the arrival of street numbers, the opening of the library and Gorman Pool, and celebrating the town's centennial
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Newmarket flourished in 1950s

REMEMBER THIS: Newmarket flourished in 1950s

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his timeline series of Newmarket's history beginning in 1950
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> WW2 and a growing community in the 1940s and 50s <b>(13 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: WW2 and a growing community in the 1940s and 50s (13 photos)

'As we enter the year 1940, the population has grown to 3,800 and we have 20 new businesses on record'
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> 1930s mark heyday of hockey, theatre in Newmarket

REMEMBER THIS: 1930s mark heyday of hockey, theatre in Newmarket

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his timeline series, beginning in 1930 when the town's population was 3,700
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Political cartoons are signposts in history

REMEMBER THIS: Political cartoons are signposts in history

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the role of the satirical editorial cartoon as a valuable historical document
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> 1920s brought Newmarket a hospital, saw Trading Tree saved

REMEMBER THIS: 1920s brought Newmarket a hospital, saw Trading Tree saved

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his timeline series
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Newmarket through the 1910s

REMEMBER THIS: Newmarket through the 1910s

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his timeline series
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> New century brings cars, Davis tannery, great canal project to Newmarket

REMEMBER THIS: New century brings cars, Davis tannery, great canal project to Newmarket

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his series highlighting Newmarket's history with a look at the years 1900 to 1910