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Founding of Thorold, The

One of the first businessmen to exploit the water power offered by the Welland Canal was George Keefer, Sr. who in 1828 built a large stone flour mill on the future site of Thorold. Other mills soon followed and by the 1840s Thorold had become a major mill-centre in the province.

Location

In the Battle of Beaverdams Park, Sullivan Avenue, Thorold

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of Thorold

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