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Receipt for building a bridge on Plank Road
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In the year 1850, a company was formed called “The Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company”, with Mathew Teefy as Secretary-Treasurer, to plank the side road from Elgin Mills across to the 4th concession, then south through Victoria Square to Cashel. Toll gates were established where travelers paid for the privilege of using this road. In 1950, some of the planks were dug up near Elgin Mills, and used as kindling wood.
Date of Original
1 Aug 1850
Date Of Event
1 Aug 1850
Richmond Hill Public Library. Tweedsmuir History Collection
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
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Front side:

Aug 1st 1850

The Directors of the Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company [?] to James Newton for building a bridge on the said road

£3 5s 0d

[?] in acct. with Sec. Mr. Dickson

James Newton 1st Augt. 1850

Back side:

Received £3 5s 0d

James Newton

Augt. 1st 1850

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Receipt for building a bridge on Plank Road