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ACTINOLITE, FOUNDING OF

In 1853 Billa Flint (1805-94), a lumberman, member of the legislative assembly and later of the senate, built sawmills here on the Skootamatta River.



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CHISHOLM'S MILLS

In 1857, ten years before Confederation, William Fraser Chisholm (1829-1908) acquired Shipman's Mill on the Moira River.



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DELORO, VILLAGE OF

From its beginning the Village of Deloro was a "company town" reliant on mining and refining. Today it is the site of a major environmental clean

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GAUEN CEMETERY

Henry Gauen was trapped in the Arctic ice for two years on the Investigator as the McClure expedition searched for the Franklin Expedition.



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HAROLD COLMAN RICKABY

Deputy minister of the Ontario Department of Mines for twenty-two years, "Rick" Rickaby was respected for his contributions to science and the mi

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HUNGERFORD SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC OF 1884

The viral disease of smallpox - widespread in 19th century Ontario - flared up in a severe epidemic in Hungerford Township in 1884.



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JOHN WEIR FOOTE
The only chaplain in World War II to receive the Victoria Cross, John Weir Foote was born and raised in Madoc.



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MACKENZIE'S MILLS
Water-powered mills were a vital necessity in the lives of pioneering settlements.

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MADOC, 385 ARMY CADETS

With war threatening n Europe in 1913, a cadet corps was formed in Madoc from the student body of the high school.



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MADOC, FOUNDING OF

Mills constructed about 1832 by Donald MacKenzie, a Belleville merchant, and the ironworks erected by American entrepreneurs Uriah Seymour and John Pendergas

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MARMORA IRONWORKS 1823

In 1821 an Irish immigrant, Charles Hayes, began building here one of the province's earliest smelters and foundries, which by June, 1823, was ready to p

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MERRILL DENISON 1893-1975
A prolific and accomplished playwright, Denison was born in Detroit and raised in Ontario.

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MINERS OF MARMORA AND LAKE

Marmora is Upper Canada's first pioneer irontown, established in 1821. The iron ore works gave life to mines in Blairton, Belmont and Ma

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ONTARIO'S FIRST GOLD MINE

In August, 1866, Marcus Herbert Powell, Clerk of the Division Court and part-time prospector, struck gold on the farm of John Richardson.

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THOMASBURG SPRING

The Thomasburg Spring provided fresh, cool water for generations of thirsty travellers and their horses.



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TWEED CHURCH BELL

The bell was donated by the Epworth League in 1892 after the original bell was destroyed in a church fire.



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TWEED, FOUNDING OF

During the 1830s a settlement, initially called Munroe's Mills and later Hungerford Mills, developed here on the Moira River.



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