“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rainy River District, Ontario

Barwick Veterans Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
Barwick Veterans Memorial
1 Ontario, Rainy River District, Barwick — Barwick Veterans MemorialChapple Township Honor Roll — “Lest We Forget” —
Erected to the Honored Memory of the men from the municipality of Chapple who gave their lives in the Great War 1914- 1918 Pte F. Stafford 5th Btn · H. Shaw · R. Wensley 44 · J.W. Foy · A.W. Hubbard 28 · E.J. . . . Map (db m203545) WM
2 Ontario, Rainy River District, Fort Frances — Calder History
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 . . . Map (db m203492) HM
3 Ontario, Rainy River District, Fort Frances — Robert J. N. Pither (1824 - 1918)
Robert J. N. Pither 1824 – 1918 Born in Montreal, Pither joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1846. While in charge at Ft. Frances, 1853-56 and 1858-64, he lived in this vicinity (now Pither’s Point). On his retirement from the company in 1869, . . . Map (db m203422) HM
4 Ontario, Rainy River District, Fort Frances — Sieur De La Vérendrye (1685- 1749)
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye, was born at Trois Rivières and saw military service in North America and Europe before entering the fur trade. While stationed at Lake Nipigon in 1727 he heard stories of the “Western Sea” which . . . Map (db m203413) HM
5 Ontario, Rainy River District, Fort Frances — The North West Mounted Police on the Dawson RouteLa Police Montée Du Nord-Ouest Sur La Route De Dawson
The first 150 recruits and officers of the North-West mounted Police passed through Fort Frances in October, 1873. They travelled by foot, birch-bark canoe, rowboats, and by open barges towed by steam tugs along the Dawson Route, from . . . Map (db m203384) HM
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Feb. 21, 2024