“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Cochrane District, Ontario

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By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2022
Home of the Potato Kings Marker
1 Ontario, Cochrane District, Cochrane — Home of the Potato KingsCochrane, Ontario
Cochrane has a proud history of farming in the North. More specifically potato farming, with roots dating back more than a century. Cochrane donned the title "Potato Kings" in 1953 when local resident Gabriel Kolomeitz was presented a gold watch by . . . Map (db m217897) HM
2 Ontario, Cochrane District, Cochrane — Niven's Meridian
The surveying of the line which intersects Highway No. 11 here (survey mile post 162) was the first step taken by the Ontario government in the exploration and development of this region. During the 1890s, interest in Ontario's northern mineral, . . . Map (db m217895) HM
3 Ontario, Cochrane District, Cochrane — The Founding of Cochrane / La fondation de Cochrane
[English] For centuries the site of Cochrane was used by indigenous peoples as a summer camping ground. Later it became a stopping place for fur traders en route to Moose Factory. In 1907 the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway . . . Map (db m217898) HM
4 Ontario, Cochrane District, Connaught — Frederick House
[English] A Hudson's Bay Company post named after a son of George III, Frederick House was established in 1785 to prevent Canadian fur traders in the Abitibi region from intercepting the passage of furs to Moose Fort (Moose Factory) . . . Map (db m217973) HM
5 Ontario, Cochrane District, Iroquois Falls — The Founding of Iroquois Falls / La fondation d'Iroquois Falls
[English] This region's first inhabitants were aboriginal peoples who were attracted by its abundant natural resources and extensive water routes. Europeans arrived in the late 1600s to acquire furs and establish trade with the . . . Map (db m217890) HM
6 Ontario, Cochrane District, Iroquois Falls, Porquis Junction — Sergeant Aubrey Cosens, V.C.1921-1945
Born in Latchford and raised near Porquis Junction, Cosens enlisted in the Argyle and Sutherland Regiment, Canadian Active Service Force, in 1940 and transferred to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in 1944. Early on February 26, 1945, his unit . . . Map (db m217896) HM
7 Ontario, Cochrane District, Matheson — Great Fire of 1916
On July 29, 1916, fires which had been burning for some weeks around settlers' clearings along the Timiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway were united by strong winds into one huge conflagration. Burning easterly along a 40-mile front, it largely or . . . Map (db m217800) HM
8 Ontario, Cochrane District, Porcupine — Porcupine Mining Area / Région minière de Porcupine
[English] From the 1880s onwards, as railways opened up northern Ontario, prospecting activity in this region intensified. The Porcupine gold rush began in 1909 following three significant discoveries. Thousands of prospectors and . . . Map (db m217899) HM
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9 Ontario, Cochrane District, South Porcupine — The Gold Seekers / Les chercheurs d'or
English: There is no shortage of stories about the prospectors who came north during the Porcupine Gold Rush of 1909. Life was not easy; they carried 75-pound packs through muskeg and uneven ground. Of course nothing was certain — . . . Map (db m199240) HM
10 Ontario, Cochrane District, South Porcupine — The Porcupine Fire / L'incendie de Porcupine
[English] In the summer of 1911, when the Porcupine gold rush was at its height, the weather was hot and dry. On July 11, gale-force winds from the southwest whipped individual bush fires into a 16-km sea of flames that swiftly . . . Map (db m217900) HM
11 Ontario, Cochrane District, Timmins — CFCL Radio / Station de radio CFCL
[English] The first French-language radio station in Ontario, CFCL-Timmins, began broadcasting in December 1951. The event was greeted with enthusiasm by Franco-Ontarians who until then had heard limited programming in French over . . . Map (db m217793) HM
12 Ontario, Cochrane District, Timmins — Gold Mining in Canada / Production de l'or au Canada
[English] After the Cariboo and Klondike rushes, gold production in Canada entered a new era with the discovery of lode deposits in the Porcupine area in 1909. The mines in this district, notably the Hollinger which became one of . . . Map (db m199247) HM
13 Ontario, Cochrane District, Tunis — The Forty-Ninth Parallel
At this point the 49th parallel of latitude north of the equator crosses the highway. This line forms the southern boundary of the western provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and most of British Columbia. In 1818 a treaty between Great . . . Map (db m217889) HM
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