1820-1902Born in Scotland, Dawson emigrated to Canada as a young man and began his career as a civil engineer. In 1857 as a member of a Canadian government expedition, he surveyed a line of road from the Lakehead to Fort Garry and in 1858-59 further explored that area. His report greatly stimulated Canadian interest in the West. In 1868 he began construction of a wagon and water route following his earlier survey. It was traversed in 1870 by the Wolseley Expedition sent to preserve order during the first Riel uprising. Dawson represented Algoma in the Ontario legislature 1875-78 and in the Dominion parliament 1878-91.
|Placed By||Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16U E 334778 N 5367118|
|Decimal Degrees||48.43551667, -89.23383333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 26.131', W 89° 14.03'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 26' 7.86" N, 89° 14' 1.8" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Colonel Keene Dr, Thunder Bay Ontario P7B, CA|
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