Creighton, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

Creighton, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

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Part of the Ghost Towns of Canada series

By the close of the 20th century, the company town was a fading memory on the Canadian landscape. Dwindling mineral deposits and hard times devastated some company towns, while mine owners in others areas, like Creighton, dismantled towns when they no longer wanted to shoulder the expense of supporting an entire community.

The town of Creighton was built in the early 1900s by INCO, a short time after they began to mine nickel in the region. By 1916, war demands for tanks, ships, guns and bullets had the mine thriving and the ranks of its employees were doubled to 1200. World War II and the Korean War gave the town similar boosts and, at its peak, Creighton's population numbered 3,000. By 1986, Creighton was INCO's most productive mine, but nevertheless, the company gave residents one year to vacate.

Titles included in this series:
Ireland's Eye, Newfoundland
Grosse Île, Québec
Val Jalbert, Québec
Silver Islet, Ontario
Depot Harbour, Ontario
Ghost Town Trail, Saskatchewan
Rowley, Alberta
Nordegg, Alberta
Barkerville, British Columbia
Sandon, British Columbia
Ocean Falls, British Columbia
Cassiar, British Columbia

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