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Former first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie and Mayor Jeff Lehman drive a vintage car down Lakeshore Drive after the completion of its realignment. 2016-09-06T00:40:52-04:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie addresses the crowd after receiving the Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award. 2016-11-17T17:07:17-04:00
Willard Kinzie, former Mayor of Barrie between 1957-1961. 2016-07-08T21:04:13-04:00
Jack Rogers, Willard Kinzie and Barrie Collegiate Band, W.A. Fisher prepare to address a crowd at the Allandale Train Station before departing on a band trip. 2017-03-29T00:51:55-04:00
Willard Kinzie, Mayor of Barrie from 1957 to 1961. 2016-07-01T05:20:49-04:00
Colonel Sanders visits with a police officer and Willard Kinzie in front of City Hall at Collier and Mulcaster Street. 2017-02-28T23:36:46-04:00
Camphill Willard Kinzie Tribute. 2017-05-29T16:59:32-04:00
Willard Kinzie and Mayor Lehman about to unveil the trail marker. 2016-12-17T15:42:40-04:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents Principal Greg Brucker with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall. 2016-11-13T09:10:13-04:00
Colonel Sanders driving through town at Five Points intersection with Willard Kinzie. 2016-06-04T17:39:14-04:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (3). 2016-09-15T03:51:19-04:00
Willard Kinzie in his office at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-06T20:01:05-04:00

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