Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nipigon Murals

September 2017 - Nipigon ON

Racing the Train
The old Nipigon CP Railway station built in 1929, existed on mid-Front Street.
It was demolished in October 1982 despite a valiant effort to save it by a local committee.
Painted by Dan Sawatzky, July 16, 1992

This mural depicts Mr. Zechner returning with a full truck from the blueberry patches, 1937. He would make a run three times a week to a Duluth winery.

Log Drive
After WWII, the pulp and paper industry boomed & the Nipigon River was one of many area rivers used to drive logs downstream to the waiting mills.


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