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Walkerton is a quaint town situated on the banks of the Saugeen River. Known to the Ojibway as Hahskosesing meaning “Little Marsh,” Walkerton began in 1850 when Joseph Walker arrived, building a dam across the Saugeen and then erecting a saw and grist mill. Walker, who was also the proprietor of a tavern, not only gave his name to this river town, but also became its first mayor.
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