Kenora in Kenora District, Ontario — Central Canada
Rev. Albert Lacombe, O.M.I.
Born at St. Sulpice, Quebec, and ordained in 1849, Father Lacombe took up mission work at Fort Edmonton in 1852. The following year he founded Ste. Anne, first of several Oblate missions he established in what is now Alberta. He won the confidence of the region's Indians and, on occasion, averted serious inter-tribal warfare. Father Lacombe ministered to C.P.R. construction crews, 1880-82, from mission headquarters at Rat Portage (Kenora), where he began construction of a church in 1881. He helped restrain the Blackfoot Indians from joining the Northwest rebellion of 1885, and did much to ease the impact of white settlement on the Indians and Métis of the prairies. He died in Calgary, Alberta.
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
Location. 49° 46.162′ N, 94° 29.255′ W. Marker is in Kenora, Ontario, in Kenora District. Marker is at the intersection of First Street North and Matheson Street North, on the right when traveling west on First Street North. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of the Notre Dame du Portage Catholic church, at the top of the stairs. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 First Street North, Kenora, Ontario P9N 2K4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. Rat Portage Post (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Wolseley Expedition 1870 (approx. 4 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Rev. Albert Lacombe. (Submitted on August 3, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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