The AER (Algoma Eastern Railway ) heritage site has a quick overview of how McKerrow fits in to the history of the times . Take a moment to look through it , as it shows the story of the rise and fall of railways and towns through early days of mining , WW I , the Stock Market Crash 1929 , WW II to the present day . It presents the background of situation my father was working in 1950 .
http://www.magma.ca/ The AER Timeline
A brief history of the area along the spur line from McKerrow south to Manitoulin Island is presented on the Willis Family website .
To know the Aboriginal History of the Area and the Island , try exploring this site. There is a timeline that lays things neatly out in history as well as plenty of information to explain what was happening to Odawa and Ojibwe people over time in that area .
Homework ??? ...not if you are into it ... I see it as fun! It's all in your perspective . I like to be informed . It makes life so much easier .