Six Aerial Photos of Atikokan, 1950's and later.
These photos are arranged roughly in date order.
The caption on the back of this postcard dates the photo as August, 1950. As you can see, most of
the buildings on Main Street haven't been built, and Don Park is about half completed.
Photo by Photographic Survey Corp.
Looking from north to south. O'Brien Street runs diagonally from the bottom of the photo and
across the Atikokan River. Note the two bridges --
the small original bridge is at the right with the new bridge being built beside it. The Rockton Hotel is in place (I remember
when they trucked it in pieces from Steep Rock) but neither the Hudson's Bay, Chapples, or the Atikokan Progress,
among many others, have yet been built.
Looking from west to east with Main Street running from bottom left to top centre. The old original townsite is at the
far right near the roundhouse. The curling rink is the large building at the far left. The O'Brien St. bridge can also
be seen further up, running off the left edge.
Don Park was the first large housing subdivision, situated at the north-west end of town. Most of the curling rink
can be seen at the far right edge, near the bottom.
Don Park is at the bottom of this postcard photo which may have been taken in the 1960's, but I can't
see anything distinctive to date it.
Thanks to Dave Edmunds for this photo. They lived on Pine Crescent which is in the foreground. He thinks the photo was
taken around 1960.
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