Photo of Rat Portage and Lake of the Woods


Photo of Rat Portage and Lake of the Woods

Anonymous photographer

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It's said that Rat Portage was changed to Kenora because the Maple Leaf Milling Company was reluctant to establish a mill in the town if it had to put the word "rat" on its flour bags. "Kenora" was named from the first letters of Keewatin, Norman, and Rat Portage in 1905, but not without indignation from local ratepayers loyal to the former name. Photo shows C.P.R. bridge. Linton Bros. in town from about 1883 to 1886 when they left for Calgary.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: n/a
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  • Date Published: nd. 1880s
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  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    One 11 x 14 cm b&w photo on 12 x 19 cm card. labelled "180. Rat Portage and Lake of the Woods." Rear is stamped "Linton Bros., Books, Stationery, New Depot &c., Rat Portage." Ink inscription reads "To Miss Annie Angus Whinton with best wishes of J.S." Slight horizontal warp and edge wear.

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