This week's Northern Ontario historical photograph highlights a part of Thunder Bay's history. The photograph is of the CPR grain elevators in Fort William, circa 1920. Fort William, Port Arthur and outlying townships amalgamated in January 1970 to form Thunder Bay. Fort William was established as a trading community and was essential in the movement of grain and other goods across the North.
Library and Archives Canada and is part of the Topley Studio fonds, which includes a number of interesting photographs of Ontario (predominantly the Ottawa region) from 1868-1926.
Additional photographs of the Fort William grain elevator and a great collection of historical photographs of the Thunder Bay region and Northwestern Ontario can be found on The Gateway to Northwestern Ontario site.