Sudbury: Rail Town to Regional Capital by C.M. Wallace, Ashley Thomson

By C.M. Wallace, Ashley Thomson

At the flip of the century Sudbury used to be a city set at the railway line, with a inhabitants of approximately 2,000. The neighborhood was once smaller than Sault Ste. Marie and Copper Cliff to the west, and to the east, North Bay and Pembroke. Now, approximately a hundred years later, Sudbury is the most important urban in northeastern Ontario. it's also the centre of many governmental, company, social, academic, media, scientific, and different specialist providers within the region.

Sudbury: Rail city to local Capital, which honours the centenary of the community’s incorporation as a city in 1893, analyses Sudbury decade via decade, describing the continuing adjustments in the neighborhood and their impression on voters. The publication additionally examines the forces that formed the city’s future and argues that Sudbury is way greater than a single-industry city in accordance with mining. Grounded in new examine and written in an obtainable variety by way of a staff of neighborhood students, the ebook, with various maps and pictures will attract city historians in addition to the final reader either inside and past the city.

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Not only were the outdoor privies that dotted the landscape unsanitary and smelly, but they contributed a less than citified look to the community. It quickly became apparent to the new council that a new sewage system was only one of three public works projects that needed to be undertaken. The second was a new waterworks system. Almost from the beginning, the citizens obtained their drinking water from a spring near a gravel pit (which in 1939 became Queen's Athletic Field), "a spot absolutely unprotected from cattle and dogs, and we have been informed that women sometimes go ...

He may have got his sample from the Ottawa Museum or from the office of William Van Home, general manager of the CPR. He certainly read the newspapers and knew about the "boom" in 1884 and the Crean-Harwood operation in 1885. The CPR encouraged a wide range of projects across Canada, including farming and lumbering as well as mining. 32 Goltz, "Genesis and Growth of a Company Town," 25. 33 The mines in the district went through several name changes. The Copper Cliff mine, discovered by Thomas Frood, was originally called the Buttes.

As the decade wore on, the Sudbury Journal occasionally reported increases to that figure. In 1893, for example, the paper quoted the assessor, Mr. " In 1895 James Purvis, a local hardware merchant, claimed that the population had risen to 1,800. 3 During the 1890s, therefore, Sudbury's population about doubled. It appears that the town was predominantly British (including Irish) and French in origin, with a smattering of other ethnic groups. A Wing Lee owned a laundry but is reported to have left for China in 1893, "having made his pile/'4 In 1896 Ste.

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