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 claimed by Ontario and by Manitoba. Both provinces claimed the area between 1878 and 1884. The case was resolved in 1884 by Queen Victoria’s Privy Council, the highest court in the world at the time.