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James Conmee, 1848-1913 (~1884)
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Portrait of James Conmee: politician, entrepreneur, railroad and lumber magnate. James Conmee began work in this area installing machinery for the Oliver-Davidson sawmill on the Kaministiquia River in 1872. During his years in the Lakehead he became influential in railroad construction, purchased the Northern Hotel, served as Councillor in Prince Arthur's riding South, and became the second mayor of Port Arthur in 1884. He served as an MLA for six terms in the Ontario legislature and two terms in the House of Commons.

TBPL: 'A history of Ontario: its resources and development.' Vol II c1907
Date of Original
circa 1884
Subject(s)
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.4001 Longitude: -89.31683
Copyright Statement
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Contact
Thunder Bay Public Library
Email:reference@tbpl.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

Brodie Resource Library

216 South Brodie Street

Thunder Bay, ON

P7E 1C2

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James Conmee, 1848-1913 (~1884)


Portrait of James Conmee: politician, entrepreneur, railroad and lumber magnate. James Conmee began work in this area installing machinery for the Oliver-Davidson sawmill on the Kaministiquia River in 1872. During his years in the Lakehead he became influential in railroad construction, purchased the Northern Hotel, served as Councillor in Prince Arthur's riding South, and became the second mayor of Port Arthur in 1884. He served as an MLA for six terms in the Ontario legislature and two terms in the House of Commons.

TBPL: 'A history of Ontario: its resources and development.' Vol II c1907