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Richmond Hill's History discovered in our Local History Department at Central Library
This is very cool! Here is a picture of the 18 ft. in diameter Fly-Wheels at the Bond Lake Power Station, c.1900. How would you #CaptionThis ?

This is very cool! Here is a picture of the 18 ft. in diameter Fly-Wheels at the Bond Lake Power Station, c.1900. How would you #CaptionThis ?

Professor H.R. Playtner preparing lobster while Jerry Smith's daughter's watch. Prof. Playtner was Jerry Smith's horology professor. How would you #CaptionThis Photo?

Professor H.R. Playtner preparing lobster while Jerry Smith's daughter's watch. Prof. Playtner was Jerry Smith's horology professor. How would you #CaptionThis Photo?

How would you #CaptionThis picture? It was taken sometime in the 1900's and shows employees in the Bond Lake Power Station #RichmondHill

How would you #CaptionThis picture? It was taken sometime in the 1900's and shows employees in the Bond Lake Power Station #RichmondHill

Interior of the H.J. Mills florist operation in 1948. How would you #CaptionThis ?

Interior of the H.J. Mills florist operation in 1948. How would you #CaptionThis ?

The interior of John Brown's grocery store at Yonge & Centre, which was in business from 1872-1884. How would you #CaptionThis this picture?

The interior of John Brown's grocery store at Yonge & Centre, which was in business from 1872-1884. How would you #CaptionThis this picture?

On this #ThrowbackThursday, we are reflecting on what the Village of Richmond Hill used to look like in the 1800's.

On this #ThrowbackThursday, we are reflecting on what the Village of Richmond Hill used to look like in the 1800's.

A tale of two dailies for #ThrowbackThursday , we compare the same newspaper from 1975 (below) to another from 2015 (above). Unreal to see how much larger they used to be.

A tale of two dailies for #ThrowbackThursday , we compare the same newspaper from 1975 (below) to another from 2015 (above). Unreal to see how much larger they used to be.

Love the line "By honest and persevering industry". #ThrowbackThursday April 1853. Gold, Gold, Gold! http://ow.ly/IxHZ2

Love the line "By honest and persevering industry". #ThrowbackThursday April 1853. Gold, Gold, Gold! http://ow.ly/IxHZ2

Grandma knows a deal when she sees it, at least she did circa 1930 #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Grandma knows a deal when she sees it, at least she did circa 1930 #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Christmas eve has come and gone but in 1953 an unusual celebration in Thornhill. Residents gathered around a bonfire to sing carols. The people with the instruments are from the Salvation Army Band. #ThrowBackThursday #TBT

Christmas eve has come and gone but in 1953 an unusual celebration in Thornhill. Residents gathered around a bonfire to sing carols. The people with the instruments are from the Salvation Army Band. #ThrowBackThursday #TBT

For #throwbackthursday we dug up a monster sale in 1953. Take that #BlackFriday & #BoxingDay

For #throwbackthursday we dug up a monster sale in 1953. Take that #BlackFriday & #BoxingDay

Before Captain Jack Sparrow there was Captain Horatio Hornblower. #ThrowBackThursday Technicolor Edition 1951 #TBT

Before Captain Jack Sparrow there was Captain Horatio Hornblower. #ThrowBackThursday Technicolor Edition 1951 #TBT

#Transit is a key issue for not only Toronto but anyone who lives in the GTA. For #ThrowBackThursday we share with you the projected route of the Bloor-Danforth-University circa 1960. #TTC notice the station named Vincent.

#Transit is a key issue for not only Toronto but anyone who lives in the GTA. For #ThrowBackThursday we share with you the projected route of the Bloor-Danforth-University circa 1960. #TTC notice the station named Vincent.

We love #ThrowBackThursday at RHPL because we have a lot of choices at our Local History Room. Here's one from the early 1950's at the children's room in the old town hall library on Yonge Street.

We love #ThrowBackThursday at RHPL because we have a lot of choices at our Local History Room. Here's one from the early 1950's at the children's room in the old town hall library on Yonge Street.

For #ThrowBackThursday we share a dedication of a First World War memorial in #RichmondHill , 1923.

For #ThrowBackThursday we share a dedication of a First World War memorial in #RichmondHill , 1923.

We are in the thick of #Elections2014 so it's fitting that our #ThrowBackThursday posting ties in to that. Here's a 1958 campaign ad published in the Richmond Hill, Ontario newspaper, The Liberal.

We are in the thick of #Elections2014 so it's fitting that our #ThrowBackThursday posting ties in to that. Here's a 1958 campaign ad published in the Richmond Hill, Ontario newspaper, The Liberal.