Abitibi constructed a carefully planned, model COMPANY TOWN 1915-20, the first of its kind in northern Ontario. In the 1920s company president Frank Anson initiated a beautification program that transformed Iroquois Falls into the "Garden Town of the North." The closed company-town phase ended in the 1950s. Historically parallelling the growth of Iroquois Falls was the development of the neighbouring noncompany communities of Ansonville and Montrock, and in 1969 these were amalgamated with Iroquois Falls.
Author MATT BRAY
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...