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The Rosseau-Nipissing Road
Photo by contributor Jamie Toeppner - Posted November, 2005
Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted November, 2010
The District of Parry Sound
The Township of Nipissing
In Nipissing, at the Nipissing Township Museum
on the northeast corner of Highway 654 and Beatty Street
Coordinates: N 46 05.711 W 79 30.871
Designed to encourage settlement in what is now the Parry Sound District, the Rosseau-Nipissing Road was authorized by the government in 1864. A survey was completed the following year by J.S. Dennis, Provincial Land Surveyor, and construction began in 1866. Commencing at the Parry Sound Road, about 1.6 km northwest of Rousseau (now Rosseau), it ran 108 km northward to the South River, terminating here at Nipissing then a tiny settlement. By 1873 the road was open for winter traffic and two years later was considered negotiable by wheeled vehicles. Although the road lost its importance after the railway between Gravenhurst and Callander was built in 1886, most of it is still used by local traffic.
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