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A man walking on the built rail road

The Chinese Immigration Act was replaced by legislation that virtually suspended Chinese immigration on the day known to the Canadian Chinese as "Humiliation Day." The discriminatory legislation would not be repealed until

Rail road

A Chinese work gang for the Canadian Northern Railway, circa 1909 [eventually became part of the Canadian National Railways]

In July of 1895 the Saint Anthony Lumber Company opened the saw mill in Whitney to cut the huge pine timber that was being hauled in from Algonquin Park by rail on the J.R. Booth, Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Railway. In 1902 the St. Anthony Lumber Company decided to build its own railway to Opeongo. A distance of 15 miles, the work was put in the hands of Ottawa contractor Thomas McLaughlin. The road was in operation by June, l903. The following year, it was reported that 2,000 logs a day…

In July of 1895 the Saint Anthony Lumber Company opened the saw mill in Whitney to cut the huge pine timber that was being hauled in from Algonquin Park by rail on the J.R. Booth, Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Railway. In 1902 the St. Anthony Lumber Company decided to build its own railway to Opeongo. A distance of 15 miles, the work was put in the hands of Ottawa contractor Thomas McLaughlin. The road was in operation by June, l903. The following year, it was reported that 2,000 logs a day…