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Aug. 4th, 2008 | 11:55 am
posted by: dj_axle in abandonedplaces

Camp Bison was once part of the much larger prison farm of the Burwash Correctional Center, located about 50 clicks south of Sudbury. Built in 1914 (Bison itself was built in 1958) Burwash served as a low security prison. Bison was one of three prison camps, the others being Main and Spruce. The entire center, including the village of Burwash (used to house the staff of the prison) was built by the prisoners. They also maintained all the equipment, and grew/raised the food that they ate. Burwash was shut down in 1975, with most of the buildings being removed between 1976 and 1987 until only Bison remained. In 1990 the Department of National Defense purchased 8000 acres of land for military training.

I visited Bison on the Friday of the August long weekend, and got soaked getting there. Since Bison isn't active anymore, the roads to get there aren't maintained, and driving a Cavalier I had no hopes of driving there. Myself and a friend slogged through a five kilometer hike through near swamp like conditions. But I think it was worth it. If you do take a trip here, consider ATVs or Horses, and go during the day! We faced twilight and it was dark and raining (again) by the time we got back.

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First View

Entrance

Back

Entry Hall

Dark Halls

Kitchen

Gathering

More Cells

Boiled

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from: grahamux
date: Aug. 4th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
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an interesting site indeed.. thanks for sharing.

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dooropener

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from: dooropener
date: Aug. 4th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
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I like the pic no. 6 zhe best. I love long hallways and the light in this pic is great

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Victoria Maeve

Completely OT But...

from: syncopated_time
date: Aug. 4th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Cavalier love!!

My '96 and I go everywhere -- snow-covered mountains, mud trails, anything that leads to adventure and beauty.

Your pictures are great! I wish there were more.

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from: dj_axle
date: Aug. 4th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm very fond of my '98 Cavalier, good car, did an excellent dodging the pot holes going into the place where i could park.

However to get to the actual building there's two trenches, one of which is a good 2-3 feet deep with water.

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Wu

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from: dothewu
date: Aug. 4th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Good ol' Camp Bison....

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: Aug. 4th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's like the pics of the places out in the middle of nowhere in Russia!! Too bad there weren't any buffalo grazing around the buildings!! ^o^

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on the floor of a public washroom

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from: drip_feed
date: Aug. 4th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Nice. I have to get up there one day.

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Ivan Otter Rudakov

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from: ivanotter
date: Aug. 5th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
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Wait, where is this?

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from: dj_axle
date: Aug. 5th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
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The exact Co-Ordinates are...

N 46° 13' 13.30"
W 80° 54' 25.62"

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