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Abandon hope all ye who enter... world's most modern ghost town! Open in full size

Abandon hope all ye who enter... world's most modern ghost town!

Picture, 1963, English

Abandon hope all ye who enter... world's most modern ghost town!

Picture, 1963, English

Caption:

A day of mourning has been called for the death of Elliot Lake, "uranium capital of the world." This sign, being erected at the entrance to the northern town, warns one and all of the fate of this once flourishing uranium centre. Efforts by Liberal leader John Wintermeyer in the Ontario house to have the provincial government ask Ottawa to give immediate assistance were turned down by Premier Frost. The "mourning" period will see stores closed for one day and black armbands worn.

Publisher

Toronto Star

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G2--Canada-Ontario-Elliot Lake-125a-GO-055

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-2-125-GO-055