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Featured Pieces: Willard Kinzie

Looking out at Kempenfelt Bay from the backyard of former Mayor, Willard Kinzie’s house on Shanty Bay Road. 2016-09-16T20:43:14+00:00
Former Mayor, Willard Kinzie is presented with the Spirit Catcher Award by Patrick Brown (left) and an RCMP officer. 2016-09-16T20:47:01+00:00
Town Crier declares the opening of the Barrie Historical Archive with former Mayors cutting the red ribbon behind (1). 2016-11-05T18:48:20+00:00
Election At A Glance. 2016-07-03T04:58:15+00:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie (second from left) and wife (far right) pose with his daughter and son in law in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall. 2016-11-17T17:15:45+00:00
Mayor Willard Kinzie rides in a cart while a horse makes its last trip to the Farmer’s Market in Mulcaster Street. 2017-05-03T16:53:18+00:00
Four generations of Kinzies high five the Waterfront Heritage Trail marker. 2016-12-17T15:30:19+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (2). 2016-09-15T03:52:09+00:00
Exterior of 135 Shanty Bay Road, home to Mayor Willard Kinzie and family. 2017-03-03T11:35:19+00:00
Willard Kinzie stands next to the Waterfront Heritage Trail marker. 2016-12-17T15:41:43+00:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents former Mayor Willard Kinzie with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall (2). 2017-11-14T08:19:28+00:00
History of Lakeview Dairy. 2017-06-27T16:22:47+00:00


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