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Owen Sound, Ontario

Owen Sound (2001 population 21,431) is a city located on Georgian Bay[?] in western Ontario, Canada.

Owen Sound was originally known as Sydenham when it was first settled in 1841 by Charles Rankin[?]. It gained its current name in 1851 and was incorporated in 1857.

Originally a port city, its status has declined with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Farming in the local area and tourism are now integral parts of the local economy.

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