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Wise Words with Willard – Beautiful Barrie Ontario’s Most Progressive City.2016-09-15T20:34:44-04:00
Dr. Travis Doucette shakes hands with Principal Greg Brucker after presenting him with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall.2016-11-13T09:10:08-04:00
A Lakeview Dairy truck prepares to unload. The Kinzie family lived in the large home adjacent to the dairy on Dunlop Street East for a number of years before purchasing land and building on Shanty Bay Road.2016-09-16T20:22:35-04:00
Willard Kinzie and Mayor Lehman at the trail marker unveiling.2016-12-17T15:37:19-04:00
Mayor Willard Kinzie leads the way in an antique car during a Dominion Day Parade out front of Jackson Motors on Dunlop Street East.2017-05-03T16:45:25-04:00
Willard Kinzie, Mayor of Barrie from 1958 to 1961 celebrates his 96th birthday.2017-11-14T08:14:23-04:00
Former Mayors pose with a guest at the Mayors’ Seat Reception at City Hall.2016-11-07T11:34:24-04:00
Willard and Karen Kinzie visit with others at the Mayors’ Seat Reception at City Hall.2016-11-05T18:11:02-04:00
History of Lakeview Dairy.2017-06-27T16:22:47-04:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents former Mayor Willard Kinzie with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall (2).2017-11-14T08:19:28-04:00
Willard Kinzie, Mayor of Barrie from 1957 to 1961.2016-07-01T05:20:49-04:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie shares at the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (1).2016-11-17T17:10:40-04:00

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