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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+00:00
Barrie Made Much Progress in Fast-Vanishing Decade. 2016-07-04T17:44:15+00:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents former Mayor Willard Kinzie with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall (1). 2016-11-13T09:10:19+00:00
Barrie City Council 1960-1961 with Mayor Willard Kinzie in the centre and future Mayor, Les Cooke on the far left. 2017-02-08T17:14:56+00:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie signs a commemorative event poster. 2016-11-17T13:12:45+00:00
Willard Kinzie and Mayor Lehman high five the Waterfront Heritage Trail marker. 2016-12-17T15:39:05+00:00
Willard Kinzie, Mayor of Barrie from 1957 to 1961. 2016-07-01T05:20:49+00:00
Exterior of 135 Shanty Bay Road, home to Mayor Willard Kinzie and family. 2017-03-03T11:35:19+00:00
Former Mayors Willard Kinzie and Janice Laking visit in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat Event at City Hall. 2016-11-17T13:11:51+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
Camphill Willard Kinzie Tribute. 2017-05-29T16:59:32+00:00
Willard Kinzie, sitting on city park bench dedicated to his service to City of Barrie as Mayor from 1957-1961. 2016-07-08T21:04:13+00:00


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