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Parkland Community History - Wabamun Lake

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Wabamun Lake
Wabamun (looking glass in the Indian language) was named for it's clear, still water according to Indian legend. During the early years the surveyors named the lake 'White Whale Lake'. A few Indians and half-breeds settled along the trail to the White Whale Mission and a trading post was built and operated by Solomon Letendre, Larsons, Dunn and Page. This trading post was in the area now known as Old Wabamun. Some of the early pioneers the Solomons, Letendres, Larsons, Dunns, Pages, Duncans, Laights, Taylors and Hellums.

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