The Fowler Family and The Last Spike at Feist Lake

The Fowler Family and The Last Spike at Feist Lake (HM20F1)

Location: , Ontario P0V Kenora District
Country: Canada
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N 49° 50.81', W 93° 51.5'

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John Fowler (1812-1900) was a railway contractor from Yorkshire who emigrated to southern Ontario where he built the Grafton-Cobourg section of the Grand Trunk Railway, leased the Port Hope, Lindsay & Beaverton Railway, and acquired the charter for the Ontario & Québec Railway. In 1882, his son Robert (1857-1928) was assistant engineer in charge of constructing the last section of the railway being built by the Canadian government between Lake Superior and the prairies. His sister Jennie (1854-1938) journeyed to visit him in the northwestern Ontario wilderness. Jennie Fowler later recalled that it was she, at Robert's invitation, who drove the last spike on the line near Feist Lake on June 19, 1882.
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HM NumberHM20F1
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Placed ByJohn & Jane (Prud'homme) Fowler Trust Foundation with the assistance of the Ontario Heritage Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15U E 438290 N 5521954
Decimal Degrees49.84683333, -93.85833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 50.81', W 93° 51.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 50' 48.6" N, 93° 51' 30" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near ON-17, Ontario P0V, CA
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