Fanshawe Corners 1850 - 1880 - Representative of the first stage of urban development at a transportation crossroads.
Individual efforts continue, often with increased economic reward. At the same time, collaboration with neighbours, usually of similar ethnic background, results in more community facilities and the rise of businesses serving regional needs. Communal effort is not without conflict between and amongst ethnic and religious groups. Community facilities are located at transportation crossroads that grow to provide economic and social support to area farms. Communities become more connected to the outside world through the advent of telegraph and the railway.