Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kenora in Kenora District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Wolseley Expedition 1870

 
 
The Wolseley Expedition 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
1. The Wolseley Expedition 1870 Marker
Inscription.  
In August, 1870, a force of British regulars and Canadian militia comprising some 1,200 men commanded by Colonel Garnet Wolseley, arrived in this area en route to the Red River to establish Canadian authority within the present province of Manitoba. The previous year the Hudson's Bay Company had agreed to transfer control of its western territories to Canada, and some local inhabitants, fearing loss of their lands and interference with their mode of existence, had set up a provisional government under Louis Riel to press their claims on the Dominion. The expedition had disembarked at Prince Arthur's Landing on Lake Superior and travelling by land and water reached Fort Garry on August 24.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is August 24, 1870.
 
Location. 49° 45.504′ N, 94° 32.407′ W. Marker is in Kenora, Ontario, in Kenora District. Marker is on Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 17), on the right when traveling
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
east. Marker is in a small turn-out just east of the Keewatin/Kenora bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenora ON P9N 3P7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. W. J. Gunne (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Heenan Highway (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); The James McMillan Tug Boat (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Rat Portage Post (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); The Kenora Thistles (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Who We Are — What We Do (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); a different marker also named Kenora Thistles (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Transportation (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenora.
 
Wideview of The Wolseley Expedition 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
2. Wideview of The Wolseley Expedition 1870 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=106494

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Jun. 16, 2024