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Sombra

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Sombra is a village situated on the St. Clair River, in southwestern Ontario, Canada within the municipality of St. Clair Township. In its early days, the village developed out of local transport and agricultural trade via rail and ship and evolved mainly into a summer resort community, serving seasonal residences and summer cottagers through much of its history. The village is now home to mostly permanent residences and commuters supported by larger cities and towns such as Sarnia, Corunna, and Wallaceburg. Each year, in July, the town hosts Sombra Days. This community is served by two elementary schools, several churches and a small service industry. The public school is Riverview Central School. Sombra serves as a registered port of entry into Canada by means of a ferry crossing from nearby Marine City, Michigan. The village is renowned for quaint specialty shops and fine dining.HistorySombra was named by Sir Peregrine Maitland, the lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, because it was so densely wooded that the sun was blocked out. Sombra was chosen as a derivative of sombre, a Spanish word meaning "shade".Samuel Burnham and Abraham Smith initially settled here in May 1812. Initially logging and lumber was the primary industry, however by 1822 agriculture was beginning to emerge as an important industry. The first school was built in 1820 and rebuilt after a fire in 1882.Its first year of municipal organization was 1822.
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