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OOOPS! Sorry, mousing error. I _hope it won't happen again.
Sault Ste Marie? I own land up in that area.
Ontario or Michigan side?
Near Timmins, ON, but when you tell people it's near Timmins they stare
blankly. At least people have heard of Sault Ste. Marie. :)
Timmins is actually further from Sault Ste Marie than either of them is
from Toronto. Ontario is b-i-i-i-g. :-)
No, I was answering your question about where my land is. Toronto is way
too far away to use as a landmark.
Well, I'd've said "about X miles north of Toronto..." But I'm from
Northern Ontario, which is about 2/3rds of the land area of Ontario. And
about 1/7th of the population.
PS: I'm about 550km north and west of Toronto.
Near Thunder Bay?
Thunder Bay is about 830km (520 miles) north and west of us if you drive
the north of Superior route.
I knew someone from there in the 1980s. Oh, Paul
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Shaffer (musician) is from there, too, now that I think about it. I met
him and Will Lee as they were exiting the side door of the Ed Sullivan
Theater one day after a David Letterman taping.
I recall a mention of Shaffer's hometown.
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the Soo is another 150km west.
The SOO, as we called it, came through my home town well into the
1970's, but the train depot closed in about 1964 so after that the train
no longer stopped. As kids, we did all of the usual things. We raced the
train on our bicycles on the road that paralleled the track, we waved
frantically to the engineer and conductor until they waved back, and we
placed pennies on the track to marvel at how flat they became. Good
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That's if it's the same rail line. Maybe only the name is the same.
The Soo Line:
Owned by Canadian Pacific, which part of it to Wisconsin Central (later
bought out by Canadian National). Some of the line has been abandoned,
including the branch into Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.
I live on the CPR line between Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie Ontario. Now
leased by Huron Central Railroad, one of Genesee & Wyoming's many
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