Did You Know: The Keewatin-Kenora area was the Flour Milling Capital of Canada in 1916

 

by Braden Murray

 

Did You Know:

In 1916 the Keewatin-Kenora area was the flour milling capital of Canada. Between Keewatin’s Lake of the Woods Milling Company and Kenora’s Maple Leaf Milling Company they could produce 13000 barrels of flour a day— that’s over 2.5 million pounds of flour!

That’s a lotta biscuits!

Montreal was in second place with 12500 barrels a day, or 2.4 million pounds of flour.

Photos by Carl Linde

Did you know?

Kenora was once named Rat Portage. The name came from the Anishinabe name of the local portage site, which was Wauzhushk Onigum, which meant, “portage to the country of the muskrat”.

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