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Elk Lake     (Town)    
Currently Exists     

Other Names (also known as):
Former Name(s): Bear Creek Village; Jamestown; Smythe; Elk City; Elk Lake City

Geographic*: James Township, Timiskaming District

"The town of Elk Lake came into existence because of silver, the economy has been driven ever since by the forest industry and tourism". The name "is attributed to Cree Indians who named the lake, a widening of the Montreal River, for the herds of elk or caribou that were once found in the area."1

Source(s) of Information:

  • 1Place Names of Temiskaming by Bruce W. Taylor, New Liskeard: White Mountain Publications, 2000 (used with permission)
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