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Edmund Henry Horne

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Edmund Henry (E.H) Horne, (February 13, 1865 – March 15, 1953) was a Canadian businessman and prospector. He was most famous for being the founder of Noranda, a mining and metallurgy company originally from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada. Life Edmund Horne was born in Enfield, Nova Scotia, to Catherine (MacDonald) and Leonard Horne. He was a great-grandson of Jacob Horn who is rumoured to have fought at the battle at the Plains of Abraham. (Jacob Horn was granted land in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. Jacob's son, Andrew Philip Horne, brought his family to settle at the eastern side of Shubenacadie Grand Lake which would become known as Horne Settlement and later Enfield.) Horne worked for several years learning the trade in the gold mines of Renfrew, Nova Scotia, and Oldham near his home in Nova Scotia. He then went to Colorado, and then to the gold camps of British Columbia and California. In 1908, Horne caught wind of the silver discoveries in Cobalt, Ontario and trave
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