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In 1834 Oakville was officially declared a port of entry, and a customs house was established, to be run by Robert Kerr after Chisolm's death in 1842.
The village became an official town in 1857, and Chisolm's son George King Chisholm was its first mayor.
Oakville continued to grow and became industrialized as several oil companies (including Cities Service Canada and Shell Canada) opened, as well as Ford Motor Company's Canadian Headquarters.
1962 saw the merging of Oakville with villages Sheridan, Bronte, Palermo and the rest of Trafalgar Township and Oakville became the new Town of Oakville.
Another point of interesting Oakville history comes between 18 when the Underground Railroad secretly transported thousands of fugitive slaves across the Canadian border from America.
Oakville Harbour was where many of the slaves would first see Canada, and during the middle of the 19th century Oakville's churches, schools and businesses were integrated.
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Summertime brings the Oakville Waterfront Festival, the Oakville Downtown Jazz Festival, and many visitors from surrounding areas to enjoy the beautiful scenery and cultural events.
By 1820 the Mississaugas had sold the remaining lands in the area to the Crown, and a man named William Chisolm would begin to develop the area.
Chisolm was the son of an Empire Loyalist who'd moved his family from Nova Scotia to Burlington Bay and whose main business was buying timber.
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