Great Porcupine Wildfire – 1911

The first train arrived on July 9 1911. Before that, most people reached Porcupine Lake by canoe, like the 18th century fur-trappers working for the Hudson Bay Company, or by wagon, like the thousands of raw hopefuls who followed the professional prospectors to Canada’s gold fields. Porcupine’s gold rush began in 1909. Northern Ontario was …

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