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Charles Mair, 1838-1927

Charles Mair

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Charles Mair

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Township of Lanark Highlands
In Lanark, on the outside wall of the Lanark Post Office
downtown on Road 511 on the east side
south of Clarence Street


Coordinates: N 45 01.092 W 76 21.906

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Plaque Text

Journalist, poet, advocate of western expansion, and an original member of the Canada First movement, Mair was born at Lanark, Upper Canada. A controversial figure during the Red River uprising (1869-1870), he was subsequently a pioneer businessman of Portage la Prairie, Prince Albert and Kelowna, and an official of the Dominion immigration service. His literary works included Dreamland and Other Poems, Tecumseh, and Through the Mackenzie Basin. He died at Victoria, B.C.

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