Introduction
The Attawandaron
A Man Owns Land
War of 1812
The Land Owns Him
Rebellion of 1837
Bushel for Bushel
The Iron Horse
The Old Alma Mater
A Few Jumbo Mistakes
London's Resort Town
Cofferdam Disaster
Marquette & Bessemer
The Olga
Mitchell F. Hepburn
How Sweet It Was
Another Way
Foresight
Edisons of Vienna
John Kenneth Galbraith
Immigration Disaster
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The first known residents of Elgin County were a Nation of Iroquois known as the Attawandarons. In 1626 Father La Roche Daillon, a Recollect missionary undertook a visit to these people, believing them to be "Heathens" and thinking he could convert them to the Christian religion.

One of the most respected and industrious Nations, they were consumed by conflict and epidemics leading them to be mentioned for the last time as a separate race in July of 1653.

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