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Phone : (705) 642-3373
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Swastika, ON (Nearby: Sesekinika, Chaput Hughes, Kirkland Lake, Tarzwell, King Kirkland)

256 Hayes St.,
Swastika, Ontario
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Ontario Tourism Region : Northeastern Ontario

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 542. In Teck T., Timiskaming Dist., on the Blanche R. and Hwy 66, 8 km. W of Kirkland Lake.
  • The post office was established as Swastika in 1911. Brothers Jim and Bill Dusty, owners of Swastika Mining Company, named the community Swastika in 1906 after the good-luck charm worn by a young lady they met.
  • The symbol originated in the Sanskrit and is a cross-like symbol supposed to denote good fortune.
  • During the Second World War, when the Nazis were using a version of the swastika as their emblem, determined efforts were made to have the community's name changed to Winston, in honour of Britain's prime minister, Winston Churchill.
  • The villagers refused to relinquish a name that had become for them a symbol of good faith, good luck, and goodwill.
  • They erected protest signs and argued that their name had been adopted before Hitler took the symbol and, in any case, their swastika went ''the other way.'

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Off the beaten track:
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  • Kenogami Lake, 5km
  • Goldthorpe, 5km
  • Kenogami Lake Station, 6km
  • Woollings Spur, 9km
  • Shaniko, 10km
  • Bourkes, 16km
  • Dane, 17km
  • Wavell, 24km
  • Rosegrove Beach, 20km
  • Tarzwell, 23km
  • Rosegrove, 22km
  • King Kirkland Station, 21km
  • Glenvale, Englehart area, 31km
  • Hough Lake, 28km
  • Ramore, 33km
  • Boston Creek, 27km
  • Zeta, 37km
  • Mindoka, 29km
  • Northlands Park, 27km
  • South Mindoka, 31km
  • Mount MacDonald, 41km
  • Vimy Ridge, 40km
  • Krugerdorf, 35km
  • Charlton, 41km
  • Dobie, 30km
  • Wawbewawa, 38km
  • Chamberlain, 40km
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  • Wilson, New Liskeard area, 50km
  • Diamond Lake, 36km
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  • Mountain Lake, 55km
  • Marter, 43km
  • Mountain Chutes, 56km
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  • Anthony, 51km
  • Wendigo Lake, 46km
  • Cane, 59km
  • Heaslip, 50km
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Nearby Lakes:
  • Gale Lake, 2km
  • Grenfell Lake, 2km
  • Graves Lake, 2km
  • Mooseridge Lake, 3km
  • Sesekinika Lake, 4km
  • Kenogami Lake, 4km
  • Hotchkin Lake, 5km
  • Kapakita Lake, 7km
  • Wewegimok Lake, 6km
  • Sucker Lake, 7km
  • Olson Lake, 9km
  • Bompas Lake, 7km
  • Nausikaa Lake, 8km
  • Berube Lake, 8km
  • Armer Lake, 7km
  • Perron Lake, 7km
  • Lillord Lake, 9km
  • Swan Lake, 11km
  • Winnie Lake, 8km
  • Upper Twin Lake, 12km
  • Lower Twin Lake, 12km
  • Goose Egg Lake, 11km
  • Lois Lake, 8km
  • Highspot Lake, 11km
  • Little Sarsfield Lake, 8km
  • Wendtwright Lake, 11km
  • Vigrass Lake, 10km
  • Wolf Lake, 13km
  • Elsie Lake, 9km
  • Ellis Lake, 10km
  • Gould Lake, 10km
  • Dunbar Lake, 12km
  • Webash Lake, 13km
  • Bourzk Lake, 11km
  • Otto Lake, 11km
  • Splashwater Lake, 12km
  • Sarsfield Lake, 11km
  • Feldman Lake, 13km
  • Meyers Lake, 15km
  • Knight Lake, 12km
  • Burt Lake, 13km
  • Amikougami Lake, 12km
  • Girard Lake, 15km
  • Colvin Lake, 18km
  • Lower Kirkland Lake, 12km
  • Benoit Lake, 19km
  • Lavallie Lake, 14km
  • Tomwool Lake, 16km
  • Kirkland Lake, 13km
  • Rib Lake, 13km