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Original Spelling Of Nipigon?

 
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Posted 05/09/2022   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dairypac to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This postmark isn't listed in the data bases, at least, with my searches.
I did find that the area was referred to with this spelling (Nepigon) in the 1850's.
Has anyone seen this before?
I have no idea how common, or oncommon it is.
Ross
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Posted 05/09/2022   3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps an older spelling of Nipigon ont.
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Posted 05/09/2022   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Clovnfire to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back in the 60's , I was fishing on Nipigon . I was the kid holding down the bow of the boat in a fierce lightning and pouring rain storm racing back to camping area. It's a big lake , quite the memory . There was a little town of native Indians , where we bought ice in the saw dust filled barn. In those days , I spent my paper route money at the post office for plate blocks, too many I recall. My dad, who turns 100 this month, collected coins and saw much more appreciating monetary value . Fun times.
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Posted 05/09/2022   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The town of Nipigon has had many different names. It was first known as Red Rock after the Red Rock House fur trading post. It was then known as Nepigon after Lake Nipigon, and then later named Nipigon which is the name that has stuck. Pasted from Google search.
It's also a 12 and a half hour drive from here...
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Posted 05/10/2022   11:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Clovnfire to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
About the same miles from N Iowa. The best fishing I've seen !
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Posted 05/11/2022   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add matisse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Hello,

Here is what I have found about Nepigon.

The French Jesuit Claude Allouez celebrated the first Mass beside the Nipigon River May 29, 1667.[12][13] He visited the village of the Nipissing Indians who had fled there during the Iroquois onslaught of 1649-50. In the Jesuit Relations the lake is called lac Alimibeg, and was subsequently known as Alemipigon or Alepigon. In the 19th century it was frequently spelled as Lake Nepigon. This may have originated from the Ojibwe word Animbiigoong, meaning 'at continuous water' or 'at waters that extend [over the horizon].' Though some sources claim the name may also be translated as 'deep, clear water,' this description is for Lake Temagami. Today, the Ojibwa bands call Lake Nipigon Animbiigoo-zaaga'igan.
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Posted 05/11/2022   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dairypac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies!
One thing that I am not finding out is: is this spelling of the postmark common?
Thanks, Matisse, for that in depth look at the history of the area. That is what makes this hobby fascinating. Welcome to the forum.
You will find it amazing!
Ross
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