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Renfrew, Ontario, mining and railway construction magnate M. J. O’Brien got out his cheque book in 1909 to assemble the most highly paid hockey team of the time. Known as the Millionaires, the team boasted hockey’s most famous personality, Fred “Cyclone” Taylor. O’Brien’s son Ambrose managed the team.
Renfrew hockey team, Renfrew, Ontario, 1909-1910
National Archives of Canada/Harry Hinchley collection/C-015278