Opening Ceremony Somewhat Marred by Downpour of Rain“PROUD AND HAPPY” SAYS PETER HEENAN R. G. Croome Exshorts Hearers To Use Extra Caution On Highways. Despite intermittent downpours which drove the crowds to shelter during the day, the celebration built up by a diligent committee around the official opening of the […]
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
THE GREAT GOLD RUSH
THE BIRTH OF THE LOGGING INDUSTRY
TRANSPORTATION —THE OPENING OF THE WEST
MAJOR EVENTS —WAR, CRIME, DISASTERS, POLITICS
BIOGRAPHIES OF INTERESTING CITIZENS
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Both sawmills of the Shevlin-Clarke Company Ltd., will start operations on April 2nd this year, subject to weather conditions proving favourable, officials of the company stated today. This will come as good news to the people of the district, as news to the people of the district, as the opening […]
Supporters of amateur hockey have brought about the organization of new league which will take the place of the Kiwanis League, which functioned splendidly for the past two years. Four teams have been formed, the Green Leafs, the Safeties, the Pills, and the West Ends. An election of officers resulted […]
Minnesota, Dec. 2– C. T. Jaffray, president of the Soo Line, and R. H. M. Robinson of New York were appointed receivers of the Minnesota and Ontario Pulp and Paper Company to succeed E. W. Backus, E. W. Decker and Charles W. Fowler, resigned. Appointment was made by Federal Judge […]
Twelve Members of LaBelle Family and Four Of Fyle and Ben Fults Met Fiery Death On the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day, havoc, horror and desolation literally square miles of death swept down upon this peaceful district. The fire demon, breaking homes and hearts, snatched in its wake the lives of […]
Minnesota and Ontario Firm’s Obligations to be Met, He Says Minneaplolis Minn., March 3. — Edward W. Backus, president of the Minnesota and Ontario Paper company, placed in voluntary receivership in federal court here Saturday, said last night plans are underway to for refunding the company’s which mature March 1. […]
After nine years of business in the Bishop Block on Mowat Ave., Roy McTaggart has moved his Men’s wear shop to the main business street of the town, occupying the premises at 232 Scott Street, opposite the Rainy Lake Hotel. The new store, Mr. McTaggart believes, is a much better […]
Captured 45 minutes after daring noon-day robbery. Sentenced this morning. GETS 5 YRS., 20 LASHES Swift justice was meted out this morning to Robert Kitowski, 16-year-old bank bandit, who yesterday held up and robbed the Dominion Bank here. He appeared before Police Magistrate Cruso this morning, elected to be tried […]
Douglas John Gillon – Ontario Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer – Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1864 – Educated at “Fettes College,” Edinburgh, graduating 1882. From there he entered the “Royal Indian Engineering College,” at Coopers Hill, London, England. After graduation, he travelled extensively in foreign lands, having been in […]
Scott and Portage Avenue in the early days. In the centre of the intersection is the town’s first traffic sign, the pole set over the manhole. Below, is Roy McTaggart in front of his Scott Street store. The picture was taken in the early 1930’s. The Fort Frances Library Then […]
These advertisements appeared in various editions of the Fort Frances Times and Rainy Lake Herald throughout the 1920’s Buying a car in the 1920s The following were found in various editions of the Fort Frances Times and Rainy Lake Herald throughout the 1920’s.
STORY OF ACHIEVEMENT About twenty-five years ago, when the Town of Fort Frances was little better than a Hudson’s Bay Co. post, and the Town of International Falls just a frontier hamlet, consisting of a few houses and several saloons, one man caught a vision. To him the canvass revealed […]