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Fort Frances is a town in and the seat of Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The population as of the 2016 census became 7,739. Fort Frances is a famous fishing vacation spot. It hosts the yearly Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Located at the worldwide border with the USA wherein Rainy Lake narrows to emerge as Rainy River, it is linked to International Falls, Minnesota by the Fort Frances–International Falls International Bridge. The city is the 1/3-biggest network of Northwestern Ontario after Thunder Bay and Kenora.

The Fort Frances Mill became formerly the main organisation and enterprise in the town till its closure in January 2014. Fort Frances became the first European settlement west of Lake Superior and turned into set up by French Canadian Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Verendrye, first commander of the western district. In 1731 he built Fort Saint Pierre close to this spot as assist for the fur exchange with local peoples. In 1732 his excursion constructed Fort Saint Charles on Magnuson Island on the west facet of Lake of the Woods.

After some time, Fort St. Pierre fell out of use.In 1817, following the War of 1812 and redefinition of borders among Canada and america, the Hudson's Bay Company built a citadel here. In 1830 HBC Chief Factor John Dugald Cameron named the fur buying and selling publish after Frances Ramsay Simpson, the 18-12 months-antique daughter of a London service provider, who had married earlier that yr in London, George Simpson, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, who would visit the castle usually. In 1841 she became Lady Simpson after George Simpson turned into knighted, and she died in 1853 at Lachine, Quebec.

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