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Kenora in Kenora District, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Wolseley Expedition 1870

 
 
The Wolseley Expedition 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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 east. Touch for map. Marker is in a small turn-out just east of the Keewatin/Kenora bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Kenora, Ontario P9N 3P7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rat Portage Post (approx. 3.3
Wideview of The Wolseley Expedition 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
2. Wideview of The Wolseley Expedition 1870 Marker
kilometers away); Rev. Albert Lacombe, O.M.I. (approx. 4 kilometers away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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