From the archives of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library:
Sault Ste. Marie’s Chromium Mining and Smelting Corporation plant was located on Queen Street West between Huron and Hudson, in the area of what is now the city’s transit facility.
The plant first began smelting chromium in in the 1930s, when it was the first instance of chromium smelting in the British Empire. From there, the plant quickly expanded to meet demand.
And then, in 1947, a fire roared through part of Sault Ste. Marie, originating from the plant. Continue Reading →