BEATON, now a ghost town, was founded on the Northeast Arm of Upper ARROW LK to serve as a transfer point for traffic on the wagon roads to Camborne, TROUT LAKE CITY and FERGUSON during the LARDEAU SILVER-mining boom of the 1890s. Originally called Thomson's Landing, it was renamed in 1902, at the height of the boom, after a local entrepreneur. As MINING faded there was little to sustain the settlement except subsistence farming; after several brief revivals it became overgrown and deserted....

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