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The Town of Fort Frances did not exist when Sieur de la Verendrye, in 1731, set up a fort at the head of the Rainy River.

Fort Frances did not exist when Fort Lac La Pluie was established by the North West Company as a fur-trading post—and even when it was renamed Fort Frances in 1830.

Although the name Fort Frances existed when the Dawson Trail was being established, and settlers began settling and clearing farmlands along the river between Fort Frances and Lake of the Woods, the community was far from a community.

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