Once the railway line reached Bradford in 1853, Holland Landing’s appeal faded but it's fame was short lived when the railway traveled further to Bell Ewart.
Bradford's first claim to fame was the numerous saw mills and by 1869 claimed the largest in Ontario.
Unfortunately in 1871 Bradford burnt to the ground.
The industrious settlers rebuilt Bradford, only to see it destroyed again by hurricane Hazel in 1954.
That’s not the end of troubles for Bradford, for it was destroyed by fire yet again in 1959.
Undaunted the town was rebuilt and now has developed the marsh into a well known international vegetable exporting business