CPR Section House

CPR Section House

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Biscotasing , Ontario

 Take a little time to discover Biscotasing just over half way to Chapleau from Sudbury on the CPR . 'Bisco' was a railway camp (1884) on Biscotasi Lake , next after Sudbury during the building of what would become the Canadian Pacific Railway - a line to carry Northwest Mounted Police to the rebellion in Manitoba .

A small town grew around the railway . It was the site of treaty negotiations for Treaty Nine Nations of Aboriginal People in the area 1906 long after  land had been confiscated for the railway and lumbering. This photo of the Chief shows that his people remained close during the meetings.

Chief Sahquakegick 1906 duing treaty
negotiations in front of Hudson Bay Company Store

Jack Leve in Fur Trade 1919-1940's

Moving an old lumber train engine 1958

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