“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 Kenora District, Ontario

Lake of the Woods Railroaders Museum image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, June 13, 2022
Lake of the Woods Railroaders Museum
1 Ontario, Kenora District, Kenora — Heenan Highway
On July 1, 1936, Premier Mitchell F. Hepburn opened the highway between Kenora and Fort Frances and named it the "HEENAN HIGHWAY" in recognition of the public service given by The Honourable Peter Heenan to the Kenora-Rainy River District. Born in . . . Map (db m215896) HM
2 Ontario, Kenora District, Kenora — Rat Portage Post
On Old Fort Island a half mile north of here, the Hudson's Bay Company erected a stockaded fur trading post about 1836. This was the first known European structure within present Kenora. In 1861 the post was moved to the mainland, where it formed . . . Map (db m106495) HM
3 Ontario, Kenora District, Kenora — Rev. Albert Lacombe, O.M.I.1827-1916
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 . . . Map (db m106498) HM
4 Ontario, Kenora District, Kenora — The Kenora Thistles
In January 1907, a hockey team from Kenora, comprising E. Giroux (goal), A.H. Ross (point), S.I. Griffis (cover point), T. Hooper (rover), W. McGimsie (centre), R. Beaudro (right wing) and T. Phillips (captain and left wing), defeated the Montreal . . . Map (db m199978) HM
5 Ontario, Kenora District, Kenora — The Wolseley Expedition 1870
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 . . . Map (db m106494) HM
6 Ontario, Kenora District, Township of Machin — Last Spike at Feist Lake
In the 1870s, Canada needed a reliable all-Canadian transportation route between Lake Superior and the western prairie territories it acquired in 1869. After promising a rail connection to British Columbia, the federal government started to build a . . . Map (db m106540) HM
7 Ontario, Kenora District, Township of Machin — The Fowler Family and The Last Spike at Feist Lake
John Fowler (1812-1900) was a railway contractor from Yorkshire who emigrated to southern Ontario where he built the Grafton-Cobourg section of the Grand Trunk Railway, leased the Port Hope, Lindsay & Beaverton Railway, and acquired the charter for . . . Map (db m106541) HM
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