Fonds 89-1070 - Ice on Rice Lake fonds

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Ice on Rice Lake fonds

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  • 1855; 1858; 1985 (Creation)
    Rice Lake (Ontario)

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Rice Lake was formed by glacial activity. It was Samuel de Champlain who was the first European to see Rice Lake which at that point was surrounded by forests. The first people to settle near Rice Lake were the Mississaugas and, later, emigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Germany and America. In 1793 a trading post was established by Jacob and Lawrence Herkimer at the mouth of the Otonabee River on Rice Lake. The next person to settle near Rice Lake was Charles Fothergill. In the 1800's the Natives started to harvest rice from the lake for trade. However it was not until 1818 when settlers were allowed to settle in the area of Rice Lake. Most of the business carried on at the Lake was trade and ferrying people across the Lake. Eventually farming took precedence as more and more settlers arrived. Communities such as Gore's Landing sprang up around the Lake with churches, schools, taverns, hotels and other businesses becoming established as well. (Taken from: Martin, Norma, Donna S. McGillis and Catherine Milne. Gore's Landing and the Rice Lake Plains. Cobourg: Haynes Printing, 1986.)

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This fonds was in the custody of Professors Alan Brunger and Peter Adams before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of an article entitled "Ice on Rice Lake" which was written in 1985 for the Trent Alumnus magazine. Also included is a photocopy of the September, 1858 issue of The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art entitled "Ice Phenomena, from Observations on Rice Lake" by J.H. Dumble. An original copy of The Canadian Journal from June 1855 is included in the fonds. It has an article entitled "On the Action of Ice Upon the Bridge at Rice Lake" by T.C. Clarke and two copies of an article from the Arctic journal in 1992 entitled "J.B. Tyrell and D.H. Dumble on Lake Ice".

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The Canadian Journal is becoming very brittle and fragile. Handle with care.

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This fonds was donated by Alan Brunger and Peter Adams.


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