Fonds MG 45 - Norberta O'Rourke fonds [Textual record and other material]

Woodbridge Farmers Company Ltd, former train station, 1956 Elizabeth Arden and J Dalziel at the opening of Dalziel Pioneer Park, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, Emergency Trailers for Emergency Housing, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, 1954 Hurricane Hazel Damage, 1954
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Norberta O'Rourke fonds [Textual record and other material]

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CA CoV Archives MG 45

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  • 1828-2002, predominant 1900-1980 (Creation)

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  • 105 cm of textual records
  • 28 maps; 40 x 60 cm or smaller
  • ca. 600 photographs: b&w and col.; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
  • 1 photo album
  • 10 drawings

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Life-long resident of Pine Grove, former editor of the Woodbridge and Vaughan News and local historian specializing in the history of Pine Grove and Woodbridge.

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Fonds consists of family histories and genealogical material, histories of schools and churches in Pine Grove and Woodbridge as well as the communities themselves, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, architectural drawings of the St. Margaret Mary School, diplomas, report cards, invitations, certificates, awards, programs, maps, correspondence, newspaper ad layouts, newspaper clippings, and commemorative coins from the 1991 inauguration of the City of Vaughan. Also includes County of York uniform promotion examination certificate documenting promotion of Mary O'Rourke of the Pine Grove School and an indenture between Alfred and Harriet Gooderham, grantors, and Michael O'Rourke, grantee. Also contains "1833 it was -- a trading post and granary 1989 it is -- a house of the 20th century", an unpublished essay by Norberta O'Rourke which details the history of the Elliot Trading Post and surrounding area, originally constructed on Lot 11, Concession 8, Vaughan Township in 1833.

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  • English

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  • Bay 4, Sh. 2 (M992.23 - photos)
  • Bay 6, Sh. 7 (M010.6)
  • Bay 6, Sh. 8 (M010.6; M011.9)
  • Bay 6, Sh. 9 (M010.6, M011.9)
  • Bay 6, Sh. 22 (M994.25)
  • Map 43 (M989.45)

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