The Founding of Sturgeon Falls

The Founding of Sturgeon Falls (HM2165)

Location: West Nipissing, Ontario P2B 2G7 Nipissing District
Country: Canada
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N 46° 21.956', W 79° 55.984'

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The development of Sturgeon Falls began in 1881 with the arrival of Canadian Pacific Railway constructions teams and the opening of a post office. About a year earlier the community's first permanent settler, James Holditch, had acquired land here on the Sturgeon River about two miles north-east of a former Hudson's Bay Company post, which he later purchased. The erection of sawmills and the rapid growth of the lumbering and pulp-paper industries stimulated the development of the village and attracted many French-Canadian settlers to the area. Some of the most prominent were Joseph Michaud, Zotique Mageau, Georges Lévesque, J.D. Cockburn and J.A. Lévis. In 1895, with a population of about 850, Sturgeon Falls was incorporated as a Town.
HM NumberHM2165
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 582068 N 5135259
Decimal Degrees46.36593333, -79.93306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 21.956', W 79° 55.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 21' 57.36" N, 79° 55' 59.04" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Trans-Canada Hwy, West Nipissing Ontario P2B 2G7, CA
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