FEATURED "PIC OF THE DAY" JULY 9, 2016

It was indeed a special Saturday in Englehart. Under the majesty of historical Ontario Northland steam locomotive 701, local politicians and other community leaders gathered to pay tribute to the man that the town of Englehart was named after. His name was Jake (Jacob) Englehart and he was widely known as the man that literally saved the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario from collapse. In 1905, the T&NO was in financial and operational turmoil. It was Jake Englehart who literally drove the T&NO northward and cleaned up it's messes. Jake was also known as very generous man often giving his own money to help those less fortunate. In fact, history tells that he once nailed up a sign on Englehart's train station that simply read, "No One Need Pass Here Hungry". Today, Jake Englehart was inducted into the "Order of the North". Jake Englehart died in Toronto back in 1921.

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