History of Thessalon, Ontario

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Thessalon is a town in Algoma District located on the north shore of Lake Huron at the junction of highways 17 and 129. It is on part of the traditional territory of the Thessalon First Nation, an Ojibwe First Nation.

Nathaniel Dyment is considered the founding father of the town. In 1871 he built a sawmill at the mouth of the Thessalon River. A community grew up around the mill. The first municipal council of the newly incorporated town met in 1892.

Today the main industries are lumbering and tourism.



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