Mining locations established 1848 by Montreal interests. Native concerns over European Settlement lead to surrender of Indian lands under jurisdiction of Hudson Bay Co. (north of Severn River) by Robinson Treaties of 1850 at Sault Ste. Marie.
Oldest settlement in Northern Ontario. In 1902 concerned residents formed a committee to arrange relocation of cemetery from center of the unorganized village. Correspondence with Provincial Secretary led to the creation of the Town of Bruce Mines.