In 1760, the French built a trading post that was shut down after a few year; its ruins were the shelter for the first residents of what subsequently became Oshawa.
In the late 18th Century, Roger Conant (a local resident), began a salmon export business, shipping to America which brought additional immigrants to the area.
In 1907 the Mc Laughlin Carriage Company started to manufacture Buick cars and then moved onto the Chevrolet brand in 1915.
Mc Laughlin-Buick and Chevrolet merged in 1918 and created General Motors of Canada, putting Oshawa on the map and creating employment and further growth. The 2006 census states Oshawa's population as over 140,000, with a growth of 10.2% between 19.
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Its name is derived from the Ojibwa word "aazhaway", whose meaning is, "crossing to the other side of a river or a lake" or "(a)cross".
Hundreds of years ago, the land that became Oshawa started as a fur trade transfer point, when the Mississauga Indians transported animal pelts on their canoes at the Oshawa Harbour to various trading posts at the mouth of the Credit River.
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