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BOOK - Historic Fort William     (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
By John R. Lumby
First edition published by Times-Journal, Fort William, 1927
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008 (CD version 2013)

Hardcover... 32.95 (C$)
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Hardcover Edition
6" X 9"

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The author, a long-time resident of Fort William and local newspaper editor, guides the reader through the early history of the region up to the date of this book's publication in 1927. He begins with the trading posts that established Fort William as an important commercial centre near the head of Lake Superior, and proceeds to describe the settlement and development of the village that became the largest city in the Ontario north. He also discusses some early settlers and better known characters.

Fort William was a city in Northern Ontario, located on the Kaministiquia River, at its entrance to Lake Superior. It amalgamated with Port Arthur and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre to form the city of Thunder Bay in January 1970. Ever since then it has been the largest city in Northwestern Ontario.

Check the index to see if a person that you are interested in is included in the book. Even if there is not a specific reference to one of your ancestors, the book provides much worthwhile historical background to help us understand the community where they lived.

Table of Contents include:
  • Historic Fort William
  • The Era of the Fur Trading Companies
  • The Great Inland Waterway
  • The Rising of the Tide of Western Grain
  • The Coming of the Transcontinental Railway
  • The Coming of the Jesuit Fathers
  • Fort Willam - Village, Town and City
  • Story of the Building of Fort William Churches
  • Scenery, Sport and Wealth Encircle Fort William
  • Fifty-six Years of School Development
  • John Mcintyre and the Last Days of the Fort
  • Persons and Personalities of Old Fort William
  • John Joseph Vickers, Pre-Confederation Pioneer and Prospector
About the author - John Rawson Lumby:
    Joseph Rawson Lumby emigrated to Canada from England at the age of 18. He first worked in western Canada as a cowboy and then farmed in southern Manitoba. Lumby later moved to Fort William where he became a well-known newspaper editor and published author. He died in 1942.
83 pages
6 X 9"
First edition published by Times-Journal, Fort William, 1927
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008 (CD version 2013)

ISBN 978-1-897446-41-6

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