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Daniel McLachlin 1810-72

Daniel McLachlin 1810-72

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2005

Daniel McLachlin 1810-72

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2017

Daniel McLachlin 1810-72

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Renfrew
The Town of Arnprior
In a park at the foot of John Street North
where the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers meet

Coordinates: N 45 26.594 W 76 21.110


Plaque Text

One of the Ottawa Valley's most enterprising lumbermen, McLachlin was born in Rigaud Township, Lower Canada, and by 1837 had built a sawmill and grist-mill at Bytown (Ottawa). In 1851, influenced by the timber potential of the Madawaska watershed, he purchased some 160 ha at the deserted hamlet of Arnprior and in 1854 laid out a town plot. The large sawmills which he built here greatly stimulated the community's growth. In the legislature of the Province of Canada, McLachlin represented Bytown, 1851-54, and Renfrew County, 1861-63. On Arnprior's incorporation in 1862 he was elected to the first village council, and he represented South Renfrew in the first Dominion parliament, 1867-69.



Arnprior Plaques

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> Posted July 8, 2011
My husband was the great great grandson of Daniel McLachlin and I am researching the history of behalf of Daniel McLachlin's great great great grandsons and grand daughter - he was a great man...
Edith Shipway, Australia

> Posted June 26, 2008
I am proud to be a great great grand daughter. Babs Davism, Australia

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