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Founding of the Red Lake Mining District, The

The discovery of gold at Red Lake in the 1920s stimulated much activity in the region and within a few years intrepid bush pilots were flying people and supplies to otherwise inaccessible mining sites. By 1961, gold valued at more than $200 million had been extracted from the district.

Location

At the junction of Highways 105 and 125, southeast of Red Lake

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Kenora

Municipality: Municipality of Red Lake

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