Indigenous peoples have lived in the area, before, and since the last glaciers receded, more than 10,000 years ago. Although the period that people of European descent have lived here is very short in comparison, 1850 and onwards, that is not to say that their story is not a colourful one.
1894- As more settlers made Bancroft and the York River their homes connections and separations were made with Algonquin First Nations from the area. When
1. Settler must be at least 18 years of age. 2. He must take possession of the land within one month, and within four years