Scarce vintage postcard of small railway and lumber town located in Northern Ontario, northwest of Sudbury.
In 1885 the Canadian Pacific Railway was built through the area. The CPR chose this as a division point, and the town was founded.
Titled ‘Lorne St. Chapleau. C.P.R.’ Publisher 'Forde’s Halftone Series’.
Text at bottom of photo “Feb 11-08 JB”
On back, Jim Balfour is writing to his sister 'H' (?) in Lennoxville Quebec, to tell her he arrived on the 11th and is leaving for Schreiber next day. Postmarked ‘LENNOXVILLE FEB – 08 QUE’ on 1 cent King Edward stamp.
Vertical crease at left.
Genealogical records indicate a Balfour Family in Lennoxville, with a Henrietta (1871-1957) and a Robert James Balfour (1857-1945).
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