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Stories

By Year

1900
Vol. 10 No. 1
by Rat Portage Miner

Municipal elections were held on January 1st. Mayor McCarthy was re-elected. Griffith’s Shoal Lake Stage Line had a regular run to all the mines on the Mikado Peninsula. “Comfortable heated rigs” pulled by “fast teams” left Rat Portage every Monday,…

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1901
Vol. 11 No. 1
by Rat Portage Miner

The population of Rat Portage was 5,243. The front-page headline of the January 25th Rat Portage Miner & Rainy Lake Journal was: WE MOURN THE QUEEN: Victoria the Good is Numbered with the Dead. Edward VII is now King of…

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1902
Vol. 14 No. 3
by Rat Portage Miner

The manager of the Mikado Mine arrived in town with $7,000 worth of gold bricks. D.C. Cameron was elected mayor and F.A. Hudson, A.S. Horswill, W.G. Cameron, C.W. Chadwick, G.E. Foster, and W. McCarthy were elected as aldermen. Samples of…

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1903
Vol. 13 No. 1
by Rat Portage Miner

At the end of January, travellers on the lake reported that the ice was, on average, only 6-8 thick. The Ski Club boasted 25 members. On August 14, the town of Rat Portage was hit by what was then described…

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1907
Vol. 17 No. 1
by The Miner and News

The J.W. Stone Boat Manufacturing Company moved from its original Main Street premises to expanded quarters at the foot of Main Street. The company manufactured all styles of motorboats, launches, rowboats, sailboats and canoes. They also offered boat storage and…

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1908
Vol. 18 No. 1

Mayor Harding Rideout was elected, along with Councillors John T. Brett, Leith Myles, H.S. Murphy, Charles Pope, John Snider, and Arthur Woods. A plebiscite was held regarding a street railway in Kenora. The result was overwhelmingly in favour – 388…

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1909
Vol. 19 No. 1

January Harding Rideout was elected Mayor of the Town of Kenora with a stunning majority of 388 votes of the 522 cast. He served as Mayor of the town in 1908 and 1910 as well. The Central House, a hotel…

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1910
Vol. 20 No. 1

One of the most valuable trains ever hauled over this section of the Canadian Pacific Railway passed through Kenora in January on its way east. It was hauling 12 cars of silk and whale oil. Value was estimated at 2…

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