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Kenora District Ontario Historical Markers

 
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By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
Wideview of Rat Portage Post Marker
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
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
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
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
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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