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Pembroke - Ontario
Renfrew County. Photo © Dave Noppe

Photo credits:
Dave Noppe. Click here to order a copy
of the water tower image

Artist: John Ellenberger, 2000. Used with permission

Tower Information (07-2005) Location: Signature: 360º mural. Built: Height: Capacity:
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Tower Information
Location: Bell Street @ Fraser Street
Signage: Pembroke. Maple Leaf
Built: 1957
Height: 26.76 meters
Capacity: 2,274,045 liters
Photo credit: Dave Noppe
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Area information
Nestled on the shores of the mighty Ottawa River, 150 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, .the pretty little city of Pembroke was formally established in 1858. It was a rough and ready frontier spirit that first forged the town as it evolved into a bustling centre for the logging industry.

Evidence of this rich past can be found in the architecture of the historic homes, stores and churches in the downtown district. Today, much of that energetic drive still exists, and Pembroke is the largest regional service centre between Ottawa and North Bay. Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley”. City of Pembroke


The first European settler to the area now known as Pembroke was Daniel Fraser in 1823, who squatted on land that was discovered to have been granted to a man named Abel Ward. Ward later sold the land (where Moncion's Metro Supermarket is located) to Fraser, and nearby Fraser Street is named after the family. Peter White, a veteran of the Royal Navy arrived in 1828, squatting beside Fraser on the land where Dairy Queen is now located. Other settlers followed, attracted by the growing lumbering operations of the area.
Originally named Miramichi, Pembroke became a police village in 1856.
Pembroke is indirectly named after Sidney Herbert, First Admiralty Secretary from 1841 to 1845 and son of George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke. Pembroke was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1971.

Local attractions include 30 historic murals in the downtown area depicting the history of the city, from steam engines to logging. Pembroke has more murals than almost any city in Canada. Wikipedia

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