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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Kirkland Lake > Dane
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created by Intrinsic on 11/13/2008 3:37 AM
last modified by Ricky_from_TV on 8/9/2013 1:08 AM
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Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
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Kirkland Lake, Ontario
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features

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  • curious neighbours, Open wells.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1906
    Closed: 0
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    In 1906 a settlement was formed near Kirkland Lake at a location 1.5 kilometres west of the T&NO railway line. The community was named Boston (after the nearby township). As was customary, the railway station would be given its own name. One proposed name was that of Jardine Station but in the end the name Dane was chosen, after the T&NO Railway Commissioner Frederick Dane.

    Dane contained a siding, flag station and J.J. Corbeil’s general store with post office. With nearby Larder Lake experiencing a gold rush, the government built the 12-mile Dane Road through the bush that connected Dane to Larder Lake.

    As there was no railway leading to Larder Lake’s gold fields, Dane was the closest stop where passengers could disembark the train and board a stagecoach to the gold mines. The road further allowed freight companies to set up operations in Dane where they could ship in materials by railway and ship out materials by coach to the nearby mine camps.

    As Dane’s population grew, a small schoolhouse was built in 1908 as well as two hotels. Homes and boarding houses were built to accommodate the miners, prospectors and their families.

    In 1955 a large iron deposit was found just east of Dane and a mine was developed beginning in 1963 which would become the Adams Mine. The government constructed the five mile Highway 650 that lead from highway 112 to the site of the Adams Mine.

    Production at Adams Mine began in 1964 but it wasn’t enough to sustain Dane’s future. By this time the last remaining hotel, the store and post office had closed. Today Dane consists of a handful of original homes and the pile of rubble from the hotel which was demolished in 2007.

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    November 7, 2008
    Thu, Nov 13th, 2008
    posted by Intrinsic
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    Fri, Nov 14th, 2008
    posted by msgsudz
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/26/2014 3:27 AM.

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  • on May 26 14 at 3:27, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 9 13 at 1:08, Ricky_from_TV changed the following: Hazards, Security Measures
  • on Nov 14 08 at 16:40, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 14 08 at 16:35, msgsudz added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 14 08 at 16:24, msgsudz added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 14 08 at 16:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 14 08 at 16:12, msgsudz created a new gallery
  • on Nov 13 08 at 5:34, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 13 08 at 4:29, Intrinsic made this location public
  • on Nov 13 08 at 4:29, Intrinsic made this location available
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