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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Station / Flin Flon Station Museum (Flin Flon)

This museum in the City of Flin Flon is based in a former Canadian National Railway station built in 1934. A municipally-designated historic site (2014), it contains artifacts relating to the mining history of this region.

Also on the museum grounds is a large statue of the fictional character of Flintabbatey Flonatin. Erected in 1962 on a design by cartoonist Al Capp, “Flinty” commemorates an adventurer in the 1914 novel The Sunless City by E. Preston Muddock. A copy of the book was discovered by a group of prospectors. They later found a conical hole in this vicinity that proved to contain a large amount of gold, reminiscent of a gold-studded hole through which Flonatin escaped from an underground lake. Recalling the novel, prospector Tom Creighton suggested they name the place Flin Flon.

Flin Flon Station Museum at Flin Flon

Flin Flon Station Museum at Flin Flon (July 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Flin Flon Station Museum at Flin Flon

Flin Flon Station Museum at Flin Flon (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Flintabbatey Flonatin Statue

Flintabbatey Flonatin Statue (July 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N54.77047, W101.83985
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

We thank Alan Mason and George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2022

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