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Willard Kinzie and Mayor Lehman about to unveil the trail marker. 2016-12-17T15:42:40+00:00
Former Mayor Jim Perri visits with Willard Kinzie in the Green Room before Mayors’ Seat at City Hall. 2016-11-17T17:14:51+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (4). 2016-09-18T01:26:34+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
Welcome Be Our Guest Lakeview Dairy Booklet. 2017-08-30T21:42:35+00:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie addresses the crowd after receiving the Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award. 2016-11-17T17:07:17+00:00
Willard Kinzie (left), Les Cooke (second from right), Art Evans (right) and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP). 2017-02-09T13:41:48+00:00
Emcee Michelle Rao visits with former Mayor Willard Kinzie in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall while Mayor Jeff Lehman observes (1). 2016-11-17T17:15:09+00:00
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+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (2). 2016-09-15T03:52:09+00:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie signs a commemorative event poster. 2016-11-17T13:12:45+00:00
Willard Kinzie introduces Colonel Sanders from Kentucky Fried Chicken to friends City Hall on Collier Street. 2017-02-28T23:34:28+00:00


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