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Near Fort Frances in Rainy River District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Calder History

 
 
Calder History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
1. Calder History Marker
Inscription.  In 1869, after the Louis Riel uprising of the breed, the Calders migrated east from the Red River settlement in Manitoba. Their heritage was the mixed blood of Orkney men and Indian maidens. As employees of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, William traded furs in Eagle Lake, Keewatin, and Fort Frances areas while James, his father, was appointed in charge of Kettle Falls and Seine River, working as an interpreter. They transported their families by canoe and York boats. Three generations of Calder women served those in need as midwives and nurses. Through the years, Calder decedents have contributed to pulp and paper, fishing, logging, lumber and tourist industries. Children of these men are: Calder, Bruyere, Allan, Hickerson, Gosselin, McKelvie, Kropelin, Mertens, and Harley.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 48° 37.01′ N, 93° 21.58′ W. Marker is near Fort Frances, Ontario, in Rainy River District. Marker is at the intersection of Lake
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Road and Idylwild, on the right when traveling north on Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 Mill Road Rt 11 Trans Canadian Hwy, Fort Frances ON P9A 3M3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sieur De La Vérendrye (1685- 1749) (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert J. N. Pither (1824 - 1918) (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The North West Mounted Police on the Dawson Route (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Steamboats on the Rainy River / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 3.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Route of the Voyageurs (approx. 3.9 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
Calder History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
2. Calder History Marker
Calder History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
3. Calder History Marker
Calder History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
4. Calder History Marker
the "plaza" at the base of the marker
Calder History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
5. Calder History Marker
the walkway of brick pavers, inscribed with individual family names
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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