Capreol Thrives

The last three decades of the twentieth century were relatively Capreol Welcome Sign.  Photo courtesy of the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre.positive times for Capreol.  The 1970's saw the creation of a new Public Library and a new curling club, while the town's community centre expanded to include a second ice surface.  The year 1978 was a landmark year for the town as it celebrated its 60th anniversary.

While some businesses closed (YMCA in 1978) and others burned down (Capreol Fire Station in 1980), Capreol continued to grow and expand.  By 1983, Capreol's Public Library had opened a new Reference Room and in 1985, a new train station was established.  Capreol experienced a building boom in 1987, resulting in the rapid sale of all vacant lots on Aspen Court and Hanna Avenue.

The town showed little sign of slowing down in the 1990's and by 2001, Capreol joined with six other towns and cities to become part of the City of Greater Sudbury.

Today, Capreol continues to celebrate its unique heritage, instilling in its young citizens how one man's efforts transformed an insignificant railway junction into a thriving town with a rich history all its own.

For more information on the history of Capreol and the railroad's influence on the community, please visit the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre.

Material compiled from Capreol: The First 75 Years, 1918-1993.

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