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?

Group of Seven member, Frank Johnston, visited Kenora and painted “Serenity, Lake of the Woods” in 1922, a shoreline view of Kenora with it’s distinctive smoke stacks from the pulp and paper mills.

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