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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

Recent Work by Richard

Southern Ontario was home to 2 notorious residential schools

Southern Ontario was home to 2 notorious residential schools

In this week's Remember This, Newmarket's History Hound continues his series on the shameful history of residential schools in Canada
Residential schools an appalling chapter in Canada's history

Residential schools an appalling chapter in Canada's history

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod begins a two-part series on the long history of the schools
Residential schools an appalling chapter in Canada's history

Residential schools an appalling chapter in Canada's history

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod begins a two-part series on the long history of the schools
Residential schools an appalling chapter in Canada's history

Residential schools an appalling chapter in Canada's history

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod begins a two-part series on the long history of the schools
Queen's York Rangers cadets have long and storied history

Queen's York Rangers cadets have long and storied history

In this week's Remember This, History Hounds wraps up his series on the Queen's York Ranger with a focus on the cadet program
'These are stirring times': Newmarket men could be counted on to answer call to war

'These are stirring times': Newmarket men could be counted on to answer call to war

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod could continues his series on the proud history of the Queen's York Rangers
Newmarket's 12th York Battalion fought in Fenian raids, North-West Rebellion

Newmarket's 12th York Battalion fought in Fenian raids, North-West Rebellion

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod begins a series exploring the history of the illustrious Queen's York Rangers
Distant relative of Buffalo Bill, NHL player among those honoured on Newmarket streets

Distant relative of Buffalo Bill, NHL player among those honoured on Newmarket streets

In this week's continuing series on Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod delves into the background of the names in Ward 5
Notable Main merchants abound in Newmarket's Ward 4 street names

Notable Main merchants abound in Newmarket's Ward 4 street names

In this week's Remember This, Newmarket History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his series highlighting the people behind the names of Newmarket's streets
Once mighty Holland River played key role in community growth, prosperity

Once mighty Holland River played key role in community growth, prosperity

History Hound Richard MacLeod explores the history of the river originally known as Micicaquean Creek