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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Nipissing > Nipissing (Colonization Road)
Nipissing (Colonization Road)
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created by Intrinsic on 8/6/2008 1:20 AM
last modified by Intrinsic on 8/6/2008 1:35 AM
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Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
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Nipissing, Ontario
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Built: 1864
Closed: 0
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The Nipissing Road was one of a network of colonization roads devised by government of the Province of Canada in 1850 to settle the virgin uplands between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay.

The province advertised the area as ideal farming land for overseas settlers to immigrate to Ontario and settle here. The land proved to be less fertile than thought, the winters harsh and the summers plagued with black flies.

The Nipissing Road was the last colonization road to be built and was named for the Nipissing Band of Indians who’s chief was Simon Commanda. The Nipissing Road ran from Lake Rosseau north to Lake Nipissing. In through the townships of Spence, Ryerson, Chapman, Lount and Nipissing.

In 1864, construction was begun at Rosseau and continued through Magnetawan, Bummer’s Roost, Rye, Commanda and Nipissing Village. By 1870, this road was open for sleighs in winter and by 1875 for wagons.

You may access the road from many different highways such as 141, 518, 520, 124, 522 and 534.
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Wed, Aug 6th, 2008
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This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 8/6/2008 6:23 AM.

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  • on Aug 6 08 at 6:23, Steed validated this location
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