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Spewhung

 
 
Spewhung Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. Spewhung Marker
Inscription.  

Turkey Head was known by the indigenous people as Spewhung.

A large shell-midden along this shoreline indicates that this was an ancient village site to which first peoples brought many fish, bird, mammal and plant resources. Food was gathered from Chatham and Discovery Islands (Stsnaang and Tlchess) in the distance and from Jimmy Chicken-Mary Tod Island (Kohweechella island, "where there are many fish"), nearer shore.

Artwork by Charles Elliott, Temoseng

BC 150 Years, 2008
 
Erected 2008 by Oak Bay Heritage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEnvironmentNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 2008.
 
Location. 48° 25.35′ N, 123° 18.079′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker is on Beach Drive just south of Orchard Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria BC V8S 2N4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Bay Grocery (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); "Summerdyne"
Spewhung Marker Artwork image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. Spewhung Marker Artwork
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(approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Tlikwaynung (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); European exploration in the Strait of Juan de Fuca (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Abkhazi Garden House (approx. 2 kilometers away); Abkhazi Garden (approx. 2 kilometers away); Chinese Cemetery (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Sahsima (approx. 2.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Spewhung Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
3. Spewhung Marker
View from near Spewhung Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 23, 2014
4. View from near Spewhung Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Dec. 9, 2022