Friday, July 11, 2008

Deadman's Point

Deadman’s point is the final resting place for many of the victim’s of the Great Porcupine Fire that happened on this day, July 11, back in 1911. It’s known that 77 residents of the Porcupine, South Porcupine and Golden City lost their lives in a horrible forest fire that day, but there are estimates that more than 200 lives were lost, counting the many prospectors and homesteaders who lived nearby. The monument to the dead was erected by the Northern Ontario Fire Relief Committee of the Toronto board of trade.

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