South Algonquin is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in the Nipissing District south of Algonquin Park, it is the sole populated portion of the district that lies south of the traditional dividing line between Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario.The township had a population of 1,253 in the Canada 2006 Census.The township comprises the communities of L'Amable, Aylen Lake, Cross Lake, Gunters, Madawaska, McKenzie Lake, Murchison, Opeongo, Wallace and Whitney.The area was settled primarily as the site for the sawmill of the St. Anthony Lumber Company, of Minnesota, and is named for the general manager of that firm, E. C. Whitney.The St. Anthony Lumber Company in Minneapolis, was located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, near Saint Anthony Falls. The company officers were: Eldridge M. Fowler of Chicago, president, and Arthur Hill of Saginaw, vice president. Edwin Canfield Whitney, who was born near Morrisburg, Ontario, had moved to the Midwestern United States shortly after the Civil War, working in the lumber trade, he became manager of the St. Anthony Lumber Company.
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