Near Fort Frances in Rainy River District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Robert J. N. Pither (1824 - 1918)
Robert J. N. Pither
1824 – 1918
Born in Montreal, Pither joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1846. While in charge at Ft. Frances, 1853-56 and 1858-64, he lived in this vicinity (now Pither’s Point). On his retirement from the company in 1869, he served as Indian Agent at Fort Frances and later at Rat Portage (Kenora). In 1873 he assisted in negotiating a treaty with the Ojibwa for the cessation of fifty-five thousand square miles of territory, including much of this part of Ontario.
Erected 1972 by Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 48° 37.054′ N, 93° 21.518′ W. Marker is near Fort Frances, Ontario, in Rainy River District. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Road and Idylwild, on the right when traveling north on Lake Road. Marker is in Point Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 Mill Road Rt 11 TransCanadian Hwy, Fort Frances ON P9A 3M3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 Sieur De La Vérendrye (1685- 1749) (within shouting distance of this marker); Calder History (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The North West Mounted Police on the Dawson Route (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Steamboats on the Rainy River / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 3.7 kilometers away in the U.S.); Route of the Voyageurs (approx. 4 kilometers away in the U.S.).
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