Rat Portage Post

Rat Portage Post (HM20DT)

Location: Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S4 Kenora District
Country: Canada
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N 49° 46.229', W 94° 29.88'

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On Old Fort Island a half mile north of here, the Hudson's Bay Company erected a stockaded fur trading post about 1836. This was the first known European structure within present Kenora. In 1861 the post was moved to the mainland, where it formed the nucleus of the community of Rat Portage. Situated on the main canoe route to the West, the post was visited by many persons prominent in Canada's history: including Sir George Simpson, Sir John Henry Lefroy, Paul Kane, Captain John Palliser, Simon James Dawson and Colonel Garnet Wolseley. The post, which in its later years became a general store, was closed in 1918.
HM NumberHM20DT
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15F E 392134 N 4485810
Decimal Degrees49.77048333, -94.49800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 46.229', W 94° 29.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 46' 13.7400" N, 94° 29' 52.8000" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Trans-Canada Hwy, Kenora Ontario P9N 1S4, CA
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