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Naughton in Sudbury District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Whitefish Lake Post

 
 
Whitefish Lake Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
1. Whitefish Lake Post Marker
Inscription.  
The Hudson's Bay Company had established a fur trading post on the western shore of Whitefish Lake by 1824. It was hoped that a depot adjacent to the portage route to Wakami Lake would help prevent independent traders in Michigan, Wisconsin and southern Ontario from encroaching on trade north of the French River. In this, the post was reasonably successful. In 1887 the Company dismantled the building and moved it here to Naughton (Walden) so that it would be closer to the Canadian Pacific Railway line to Sault Ste. Marie. With the development of lumbering and mining in the region, the fur trade declined in significance, and in 1896 the post was closed.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 46° 24.252′ N, 81° 10.922′ W. Marker is in Naughton, Ontario, in Sudbury District. Marker is on Old Highway 17 (County Highway 55) 0.2 kilometers east of Simon Lake Drive, on the right when traveling
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east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Naughton ON P0M 2M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Salter's Meridian 1856 (here, next to this marker).
 
Wideview of Whitefish Lake Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
2. Wideview of Whitefish Lake Post Marker
Salter's Meridian marker is adjacent
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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