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Featured Pieces: Willard Kinzie

Former Mayor Willard Kinzie signs a commemorative event poster. 2016-11-17T13:12:45+00:00
Barrie’s first City Mayor, Willard Kinzie proudly displays the incorporation coin from 1959. 2016-09-15T21:30:06+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
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
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (4). 2016-09-18T01:26:34+00:00
Willard and Karen Kinzie visit with others at the Mayors’ Seat Reception at City Hall. 2016-11-05T18:11:02+00:00
Illuminating Conversations with Willard Kinzie, interviewed by Beth Foster. 2016-09-10T20:29:14+00:00
Willard Kinzie in his office at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-06T20:01:05+00:00
Former Mayors Janice Laking and Willard Kinzie watch as Willard’s son in law watches in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (2). 2016-11-17T17:23:17+00:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie shares at the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (2). 2016-11-17T17:16:37+00:00
Willard Kinzie, former Mayor of Barrie between 1957-1961. 2016-07-08T21:04:13+00:00
Welcome Be Our Guest Lakeview Dairy Booklet. 2017-08-30T21:42:35+00:00


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