Dutch Settlement of Holland Marsh - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Dutch Settlement of Holland Marsh

In 1934, 15 Dutch families, many from Groningen and Friesland, immigrated to Canada and settled on reclaimed land in the Schomberg River valley. Using skilled farming techniques and cooperative management, they began to develop the Holland Marsh into one of the most important vegetable-growing districts in Ontario.

Location

At the town hall in Nieuwe Pekela, Groningen, The Netherlands

Region: International

County/District: The Netherlands

Municipality: Nieuwe Pekela

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