Kingdon Mine Led Galetta Area from a Boomtown to a Ghost Town

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Kingdon Mine Led Galetta Area from a Boomtown to a Ghost Town

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Kingdon Mines (Lead) at Fitzroy [Harbour, Ont.] near Arnprior. ca. 1910

Up river from Fitzroy Harbor and near Galetta, a lead mine, known as Kingdon Mines, produced high quality lead for some time, but was flooded when Chat. Falls dam was built. The entrance tunnels and pits are all flooded by the swamp nearby.

To see what is left of Kingdon Mines head on down to the video below.

 

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 - Kingdon mine led Galetta area from boom town to...

 

 - Lead warnings no shock to town West Carleton... - Lead: Will take test to be on safe side...

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 18 Jan 2000, Tue,
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 - INVESTIGATE DEATH . LATE MS. HHT (Special to...

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 - 5 What's New in Mining j The vicinity of...

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  2. 03 Oct 1925, Sat,
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 - as of SOME FACTS ABOUT VILLAGE OF GALETTA Went...

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  2. 12 Jun 1926, Sat,
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 - Miner Killed by Cave-In. Arnprlor,- Ont., Aug....

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 - a R. Sawyer Passes At 77 Richard Thomas Sawyer,...

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  1. Nanaimo Daily News,
  2. 11 Mar 1935, Mon,
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  1. Linda, my Bootland family has deep ties to Kingdon Mine. Walter Bootland was Superintendent of the mine in the 20’s. Did you happen to uncover any information on him or my grandmother, Minnie? My eldest aunt Lillian married Laurence Proulx and had 5 sons.

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  2. Linda: I am writing on behalf of Steven Avery whose Aunt Violet Mason (nee Avery) died in a fire in 1935 at Kingdon Mine with her 3 children. Sharon Robb (April 24, 2019) is related to the Bootland family. Tommy Bootland was the last person to see the Mason family alive March 9, 1935, Can you put us in touch with Sharon or give us a contact number? It’s been 86 years but we are still trying to fill in the blanks. Steven’s email is averytech@bell.net and mine is dlaw@bell.net. Violet was my Cousin. We have the newspaper clippings but to find someone who is in the Bootland family is more than we could have imagined! Thank you for your attention in this matter. Telephone 613-224-3451.
    Steve Avery and Dianne Wheeler (Avery)

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