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Rexdale

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Firebox door.

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Coal Tipple for fueling steam locomotives last used in 1959.

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By the time the rails extended beyond Ruel, Westree became the popular route to Gowganda.

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This section of track the Ruel Subdivision was named for Girard Ruel, a CNoR officer.

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From here in 1910 Gowganda Transport Co. operated an overland cartage route to Gowganda.

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Location Comments

Mining locations established 1848 by Montreal interests. Native concerns over European Settlement lead to surrender of Indian lands under jurisdiction...

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Oldest settlement in Northern Ontario. In 1902 concerned residents formed a committee to arrange relocation of cemetery from center of the unorganized...

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No finacial hard times, Pratt & Shanacy (of Midland) closed the mill in 1927 when they ran out of timber to cut. They kept the store open, but acquire...

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The original 1910 Canadian Northern Railway crossed Vermillion River south of the town and again west of town to a third (present) crossing of the riv...

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My grandfather worked there as a security guard from 1928. He lived in a house on west side of the park and moved to the east side after the park clos...

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