French-Canadian Settlement and the CPR in the Mattawa area

French-Canadian Settlement and the CPR in the Mattawa area (tmp-a3ed1)

Location: Mattawa, Ontario P0H Nipissing District
Country: Canada

N 46° 19.157', W 78° 42.547'

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Francophone settlement rapidly increased in the Mattawa area with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1881. During construction of the rail line, the local economy benefitted from the presence of thousands of French-Canadian workers, some of whom were accompanied by their families. Once the railway was operational, the local lumber industry expanded and Mattawa prospered as a community, a supply and transportation hub, and a lumber depot. Development was also stimulated in the towns to the west of Mattawa along the CPR line - Eau Claire, Bonfield, Astorville and Corbeil - communities that also benefitted from significant numbers of French-Canadian settlers during the 1880s. These people brought with them their unique culture and heritage, and left a lasting Francophone legacy in this area of Ontario.
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HM Numbertmp-a3ed1
Placed ByOntario Heritage Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 676363 N 5132073
Decimal Degrees46.31928333, -78.70911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 19.157', W 78° 42.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 19' 9.42" N, 78° 42' 32.82" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 ON-533, Mattawa Ontario P0H, CA
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