Ontario Through the Years

The Settlement



The Settlement can also be referred to “the Charles Frankish Era.”  Frankish and the Ontario Land and Improvement Company were responsible for building infrastructure and attracting new settlers to Ontario. During the 1900s and 1910s, Ontario solidified itself as a proper City with a library, fire department, electric and water companies, financial institutions, downtown stores, a boarding house, hotels, schools, a daily newspaper, social organizations and churches, a post office and thriving agriculture and industries. Despite a growing sense of community and pride in the Chaffey’s settlement, northern Ontario incorporated and was named the City of Upland in 1906.

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