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Flin Flon was founded in 1915 when Tom Creighton, one of six prospectors, discovered an ore body which led to the development of Flin Flon as a mining town.
The community owes its name to Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin, the major character of “The Sunless City,” a dime novel found in the area by the discoverers of the mineral deposits. Off Hwy. 10 is a humorous 7.5-metre (25-ft.) statue of Flintabbatey Flonatin (“Flinty” for short) designed by the American cartoonist Al Capp, of “L'il Abner” fame. A boardwalk around Ross Lake, a walking trail and a park also remember the city's namesake; the park features a smaller statue of Flinty.
The Flin Flon Station Museum, north on Hwy. 10A, is open Monday to Friday 10-6 seasonally and displays artifacts collected from mining, transportation and cultural sources; phone (204) 681-7511. Bordering Saskatchewan, Flin Flon is the northern terminus of the Manitoba stretch of scenic Hwy. 10.
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Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce 228-35 Main St. FLIN FLON, MB R8A 1J7. Phone:(204)687-4518
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