1900

1900 Vol. 10 No. 1by Rat Portage Miner   Municipal elections were held on January 1st. Mayor McCarthy was re-elected. Griffith’s Shoal Lake Stage Line had a regular run to all the mines on the Mikado Peninsula. “Comfortable heated rigs” pulled by “fast teams”...

1901

1901 Vol. 11 No. 1by Rat Portage Miner   The population of Rat Portage was 5,243. The front-page headline of the January 25th Rat Portage Miner & Rainy Lake Journal was: WE MOURN THE QUEEN: Victoria the Good is Numbered with the Dead. Edward VII is now King...

1902

1902 Vol. 14 No. 3by Rat Portage Miner   The manager of the Mikado Mine arrived in town with $7,000 worth of gold bricks. D.C. Cameron was elected mayor and F.A. Hudson, A.S. Horswill, W.G. Cameron, C.W. Chadwick, G.E. Foster, and W. McCarthy were elected as...

1903

1903 Vol. 13 No. 1by Rat Portage Miner   At the end of January, travellers on the lake reported that the ice was, on average, only 6-8 thick. The Ski Club boasted 25 members. On August 14, the town of Rat Portage was hit by what was then described as the severest...

1907

1907 Vol. 17 No. 1by The Miner and News The J.W. Stone Boat Manufacturing Company moved from its original Main Street premises to expanded quarters at the foot of Main Street. The company manufactured all styles of motorboats, launches, rowboats, sailboats and canoes....

1908

1908 Vol. 18 No. 1 Mayor Harding Rideout was elected, along with Councillors John T. Brett, Leith Myles, H.S. Murphy, Charles Pope, John Snider, and Arthur Woods. A plebiscite was held regarding a street railway in Kenora. The result was overwhelmingly in favour – 388...
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