"FROOME AND FIELD TALFOURD"
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
N 42° 54.596 W 082° 27.375
17T E 381129 N 4751841
Quick Description: This plaque marks the founding of Froomefield, one of the first settlements on the St. Clair river, by Froome and Field Talfourd in 1836.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/24/2006 7:52:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM9DX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 48

Long Description:

Froomefield or Talfourds as it was more commonly called was laid out in 1836 by the two English brothers Froome and Field Talfourd. In 1846 it was described as having about 40 inhabitants , a neat Episcopal Church and an excellent windmill. One-third acre village lots were selling for 10 pounds.

The industrialization of Froomefield (now Froomfield) started in 1906 when a dock and pipeline were built to supply imported crude oil to the Canadian Oil Company refinery in Petrolia. Eventually in 1950 Canadian Oil decided to shut down the Petrolia Refinery and build a new one at Froomfield. Canadian Oil was bought by Shell in 1963 and Froomfield is now dominated by the Shell refinery and dock although two cemeteries and a few houses remain.

Address or location of plaque: NE corner of the St. Clair Parkway and Church Street

Physical location of plaque: Other location

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": Graves

This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Location'

Condition of sign: Good

A web-site for more details.: Not listed

Is this a bilingual sign?: Not listed

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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