PHOTOlog | timber lost SIMCOE

PHOTOlog | timber lost SIMCOE

early lumber industry, ontario history

A distant pastoral scene in Flos Township belies this area’s origins as prime timberland in the 1870’s. The Flos lumber mills supplied building materials to all Great Lakes ports via Mr. O. A. Phelps (Phelpston). An M.P.P. for Simcoe County, Mr. Phelps had business holdings in Niagara, and operated his own fleet of ships! Flos ancestors are sure to have participated in these enterprises, and felt the loss of this industry to devastating forest fires. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, August 2015

SIMCOE County | Flos Township

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