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Remember This? The Hotel Shunia

Ma and Pa Potts' hotel burned down in 1915, but they made their mark such that the town of Pottsville was later named after them
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Ma and Pa Potts' hotel burned down in 1915, but they made their mark such that the town of Pottsville was later named after them.

The following caption comes from the Timmins Museum:

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The first hotel in the Porcupine was the Shunia Hotel.

It was run by Ma and Pa Potts in the winter of 1910.

The hotel burnt down in 1915.

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