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So Where Was Slabtown?

So Where Was Slabtown?
Several early Ontario mill towns went by the name of “Slabtown.” This Slabtown that is mentioned is in Renfrew County.

North Algona Wilberforce is a township in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. It has a … Golden Lake, Green Lake, Higginson’s Hill, Lake Dore, Lett’s Corners, Mink Lake, Mud Lake, Rankin, Slabtown, Trevor Ouellette Lake and Woito
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Dec 1894, Wed  •  Page 3
Munster news-Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Dec 1893, Thu  •  Page 6
Map of Slabtown, ON K8A 6W4

Why did I write about Slabtown? Because of my fascination of Slab City

Acollection of unlikely characters is standing around a fire in the middle of the California desert. There’s an older woman who introduces herself only as Tomahawk, kindly offering to give away a handful of colorful gems she bartered at a recent “trade circle.” Next to her is a bearded man—a former banker, he says—who’s currently staying at the rag-tag community’s hostel for the season. 

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Was Frelighsburg Really Slab City?

Merchants, Manufacturers, Etc. 1850 Bytown, Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew

Merchants of Lanark and Renfrew Counties 1850 – Directory Names Names — Genealogy

Renfrew The Creamery Town 1900