Kenora Bibliography

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A Bibliography for Kenora History

Battiston, A.D. (1972) Builders of a Town on Deposit at Kenora Public Library 971.311 Bat.

Berton,Pierre, The National Dream, The Great Railway 1871-1881 Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1970

Berton, Pierre, The Last Spike, The Great Railway 1881 - 1885, Toronto: McClellan and Stewart 1971

Burchill, John, The Rat Portage War, ( accessed October 23 2016)

Chochla, Michelle et al. Tracks 'Chemin De Fer, An Opportunities for Youth Project Based on the History of the C.P.R. in the Kenora (Rat Portgae) Area

Clark, G. (1984) Handbook for Prospectrs & Developers in the Kenora Area

Common Grounds Committee, Common Ground: Stories of Lake of the Woods, Kenora: Lake of the Woods Museum, 2010

Common Ground Committee, Common Ground Stories II, Kenora: Lake of the Woods Museum, 2015

Conway, C.J. Time for the Telling, Stories about the Lake of the Woods of Old, Kenora Public Lbrary Reference REF 971.311 Tim

Dubroy, Marcel (1971) A History of the General Practioner 1879-1957

Duffus, James, A History of Politics in Kenora, 1976

A 29 page essay of Provincial, Federal and Municipal Politicians in the Kenora Area containing the records of Municipal Politicians, Provicial elections and Federal MPs and a brief history of Politics in both arenas with information on the forming of the Liberal Labout oalition and a brief analysis og Heenan and Benedickson.

Epp, A. Ernest, Realities Historical and Literary: The Flour Mill at Keewatin, Ontario Kenora Public Library REf 971.311 Epp

Eglise catholique. Notre-Dame-du-Portage (Kenora, Ontario), Registres paroissiaux, 1881-1910

Forbes, James M. Forbes, One Hundred Years , A History of Masonry, Keewatin Lodge No. 417 GRC, A.F. & A.M, 1987

A sixteen page booklet containing an excellent brieh history of the town of Keewatin, and of the founding of the new lodge and its building in 1887-1889. The booklet contains a list of the charter members and Past Masters from 1887 to 1987

Fraser, Alexander, A history of Ontario : its resources and development (1907) 1860-1936 Volume: 2, Toronto : Canada History Co. Call number: AMY-0015 Robarts - University of Toronto Contains information on the following people of interest to Kenora

Hamilton, Lorne D. (1983) Kenora, Ontario in the 1920s, Kenora Punblic Library, 971.311 HAM

Hlynski, Sharon, Cheryl Barnard, Bonnie Bowiec and Lori Nelson, Early Settlers of Rat Portage, Kenora: Spoke Press, 1881-82, Call Letters in Kenora Public Library 971.311HLY, An extremely useful resource of many persons who were born, or more likely lived worked and played in the Kenora Area. The quality of the information is mixed with some individuals being well resarched or reported on and others - less so. The materials appears to have come primarily Horan (See below) from archived local newspapers supplemented with interviews by living relatives in 1981-82. I would highly recommend these volumes as a starting of point on your ancestors who may have passed part of their lifetime in our fair city.

Conway, C.J. Time for the Telling Stories about the lake of the Woods of Old, Kenora, 1992

Horan, Gertrude C., A History of Rat Portage 1879-1905, Kenora Library Reference 971.311 HORAN Note while the title suggests that her history ended in 1905 there are sevearal add on that cover a much latter period These will all be refrenced as (Horan 1992)

Hutcchinson, Ina Elizabeth, The Formation of NorthWestern Ontario 1791-1912, Carleton University 1986 Kenora public Library 971.311 HUT

Johnston, Georgina "The Kenricia - The Grand Hotel" in Common Ground: Stores of Lake of the Woods, Kenora: Common Grounds Committee, 2010

Keewatin History Book Committee, The History of Keewatin 1873-1973

Kenora Miner and News, on line up to 1956 As of November 1 2016) Microfilm at Kenora Public Library

Kenora Miner and News 1967, Centenial Review of Rat Portage and Lake of the Woods on deposit at the Kenora public Library 971.311 contains roughly 30 pages of history of Rat Portage and vacinity and pictures

Kenora Thistles: Our Hockey Heritage,Kenora, Ontario: Bowes Publishers Limited, 2006

Keewatin Senior Citizens Silver Threads Club, The History of Keewatin, 1873-1973

King, Stuart (1986) My Kenora Media Days 1933-1973

King, Stuart (1993) Lake of the Woods History & Heritage, Kenora Public Library 971.311

Lund, Duane R. Lake of the Woods II Earliest Accounts, Adventure Publications, Cambridge, Minnesota, 1997 (971.311 LUN in Kenora Public Library)

Lund, Duane R. Lake of the Woods Yesterday and Today, Nordell Graphics Communications Staples, Minnesota, 1997 (971.311 LUN in Kenora Public Library)

McLennan, Ruth Ontario-Manitoba Boundary Dispute 1880-1884

Mead, Florence, Editor, Through the Kenora Gateway, 1981 Lake of the Woods Writers Group Kenora Centenial Committee, Kenora: Bilko Press, 1981 Kemora Public Library 971.311

Morris, Alexander, The treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories , including the negotiations on which they were based, and other information relating thereto,

Mylers, Darleen A History of the Kenora Paper Mill 1968, Kenora Public Library 971.311 My1

Nelson, Kathryn (1978) A Political History of Kenora, 1981. Kenora Public Library 320.9713 Nel

Nelson, K , P.Nelson and L.Vogrig (1976) Klondike at Home, A History of minig lake of the Woods

Nelson, Lori and Patty Nelson, The Summer People, A History of Kenora's Tourist Industry, Summer 1979 Kenora Public Library 971.311 Nel

Nelson, Patricia and Lori, A Colloquial History of the Lake of the Woods, Experience '78 Project Compiled & Researched by Patricia Nelson & Lori Nelson 1978 Kenora Public Library Ref p71.311 Nel v.1

Ontario, Kenora District. Registrar of Deeds, General registers and indexes, 1882-1921, Ontario, Manuscript/Manuscript on Film, Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1995

Ontario, Surrogate Court Probate records, 1887-1938; index, 1887-1973. Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986-1987. Microfilm of original records in possession of the Archives of Ontario, Toronto. Estate files include wills and testaments, inventories of property, letters of administration, letters of probate, etc. Film no. 1420385 is high reduction film (42x). Use high magnification reader.

Patterson Medical Clinic Website

Redsky, James and James R. Stevens (1972) Great Leader of the Ojibway: Mis-quona-queb, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart

Robertson, Heather & Melinda McCracken, Magical Mysterious Lake of the Woods, Winnipeg: Heartland Associates 2003, Good general history of Lake of the Woods

Shaw, Allan (1973) Sand Ahead! A simple tale of the old-time logging camps in the era of men and horses only

Shaw, Allan (1976) The Days Between, Kenora, Ontario Dec 1976 Kenora Public Library REF 971.311 SHA

Shaw, Laurie and Lori Nelson A history of Sports in Rat Portage/Kenora, Kenora Public Library, REF 796.971 HIS

Stuart, Gerald (1972) Early Businesses in Kenora,Kenora Public Library 971.311 STU

The Kenora Public Press, Kenora & Keewatin Directory, Kenora Ontario 1928

Town of Kenora, February 1921 Official Directory of the Muncipal Department of the Town of Kenora

(Sigurdson) Smith , Dorothy, Icelandic Settlement in Keewatin, Ontario,

Willard, Frank ( Log, stone and brick : a pen and ink pictorial history of Anglican churches in the Diocese of Keewatin [Available at Family Search Center Salt Lake City] Accessed September 1 2016

McQuarrie, Neil, The Forgotten Trail, From Prince Arthur's Landing to Red River Brandon: MJM enterprises 2013

Morris, Alexander, The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North -West Territories including The Negotiations on which they were based, Calgary:Fifth House Publishers Reprint of same title first printed in 1880 Toronto: Belfords, Clarke & Co Publishers 1880

Wallace Dennis, History of the Canadian Pacific Railway and Its Effects in the Kenora Area in Common Ground Stories II, Kenora: Common Ground Committe lake of the Woods Museum 2015

Zabloski, Don, Various emails

Our History:Business: Fur Trade: The Deed of Surrender ( accessed October 27 2016 Short summaries of history in Kenora