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Jun 11, 2004 - Elliot Lake

Basing ourselves at the Spragge KOA we visited Elliot Lake. Elliot Lake started life as a logging community in 1890 and was named after a logger, so the legend goes. There was extensive forestation north of Elliot Lake. 500 year-old pine trees logged in the area provided all the wood veneer used to build the Mosquito Tighter Bombers used by the RCAF during World War II. However in 1948 a disastrous fire raged through the timber limits north of Elliot Lake and resulted in a significant decline in the economic community. In 1953 the first...

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