100 years, 100 stories

The History of the Rainy River District

 

The following pages are a testament to the history of Rainy River District. The articles appear as they did when originally published and have not been edited in any way. The articles, published in the Fort Frances Times and Rainy River Herald, describe how the area was developed including the gold rush around the turn of the century, the birth of the logging industry and how railways and highways opened the area to the rest of the country.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 PHOTO ALBUM

 THE GREAT GOLD RUSH

 THE BIRTH OF THE LOGGING INDUSTRY

 TRANSPORTATION ---THE OPENING OF THE WEST

 DEVELOPMENT

 SETTLEMENT

 MAJOR EVENTS ---WAR, CRIME, DISASTERS, POLITICS

 BIOGRAPHIES OF INTERESTING CITIZENS

 

Credits Feedback

This Digital Collection was produced under contract to the SchoolNet Digital Collections Program, Industry Canada.