As the forests of the hinterland were logged, Belleville became an important sawmilling centre. The GRAND TRUNK RY passed through in 1855 and the town became a divisional point; the GTR station, dating from the 1850s, is a well-preserved example of the early railway era. Logging died out in the 1870s, but the city developed a thriving cheesemaking industry and in this century an economy based on diversified light manufacturing. The Hastings County Museum and campus of Loyalist College are located here.
Author DANIEL FRANCIS
Links to Other Sites
The official website of the City of Belleville, Ont.
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