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The Hudson's Bay Company
in Rat Portage
Vol. 14 No.2
1836. That is the earliest reference to a trading post near the
site known as Portage du Rat or the rat carrying place. It seems
likely that the post was built to replace the Dalles post, which
closed in 1836.
Vol. 13 No.3
by Lori Nelson
There's a small parcel of land situated between downtown Kenora
and Tunnel Island that, in its history, mirrors a substantial part
of the development of the entire area.
Farming on the Canadian
Vol. 16 No.2
Farming - it's likely one of the last things one would consider
doing on the Canadian Shield. In a place where rocks and lakes and
trees dominate the landscape, setting about to coax something
edible from the earth wouldn't have been easy , and yet there were
those who did and were successful at it. We present to you a few of
those early settlers who took to farming on the Canadian
Western Algoma Brick
Vol. 17 No.2
On July 31, 1894, the local newspaper, The Semi-Weekly Record,
made this pronouncement... "The wooden era of our town is at an end
and we have entered upon the brick and stone era."
Business Houses of Rat Portage
Vol. 18 No.4
In 1888, "The New West", a publication from Winnipeg, Manitoba,
published the following account entitled Prominent Business Houses
of Rat Portage.