NAME: Ragged Rapids
COUNTY: Victoria County
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring to fall
COMMENTS: Take the Black River Rd. east from just north of Cooper's Falls.
REMAINS: A farmstead
Ragged Rapids was once a logging village located on the Black River in Dalton Township. Logging operations occurred as timber was sent down the river in the late 1800's. It had a post office. Other ghost towns in the area included: to the south, Uphill, Dartmoor and Horncastle; and to the SW, Sadowa. All had been rural post offices in the late 1800s. It has been estimated that Dalton has 25,000 acres of non-agricultural lands that are well adapted for reforestation. One of the most picturesque figures of the municipal history of the township is Joseph Thompson who was reeve for a quarter of a century. Thompson was a great hunter and many legends have been handed down concerning his prowess in the wilderness. Submitted by: Clayton Self
Ragged Rapids used to exist right here
Courtesy Clayton Self