“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Central Kootenay, British Columbia

West Kootenay Power & Light Co. power house, Lower Bonnington Dam image, Touch for more information
Canada Dept. of Mines & Technical Surveys via Library & Archives Canada PA-015550 (Public domain), May 13, 1925
West Kootenay Power & Light Co. power house, Lower Bonnington Dam
1British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Bonnington Falls — West Kootenay Power Reported missing
When hydro-electric power was first delivered from No. 1 plant to Rossland's mines in 1898, the 32-mile transmission lines were the longest on the continent. Utilizing the 360-foot drop from Kootenay Lake to the Columbia River, additional . . . Map (db m187946) HM
2British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Castlegar — Doukhobor Suspension BridgeLe pont suspendu Doukhobor — Bиcячий мocт дyxoБoрцeв —
[English] This historic Bridge commemorates an achievement of the Doukhobors of Canada in establishing communal settlements in the Kootenay Boundary region of British Columbia during the early 20th century. Built in 1913 by community labour, . . . Map (db m197114) HM
3British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Castlegar — Patrick Lumber Co.
Sawmill pilings and a burner are the only reminders of the former Patrick Lumber Co., established in 1907. By 1911, the Patricks sold the mill to the British Canadian Lumber Corporation. Joseph and sons Frank and Lester risked the proceeds to . . . Map (db m187882) HM
4British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Creston — A Dream Fulfilled
It was the dream, in the 1880's of W.A. Baillie-Grohman, British sportsman and financier, to reclaim these fertile flats from the annual river floods. His canal at Canal Flats diverted part of the Kootenay into the Columbia but was abandoned. The . . . Map (db m188032) HM
5British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Nelson — Baker Street
As this community prospered in the 1890s, tent hotels and log stores gave way to ornate edifices, and Nelson changed from a crude mining camp into the "Queen City of the Kootenays." The gully that divided Baker Street in two was bridged in 1890, . . . Map (db m187922) HM
6British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Nelson — Nelson Post Office/Customs House
The 1902 opening of Nelson's new Dominion of Canada offices for postal, customs and inland revenue at 502 Vernon street was a huge step up from the tent that first housed Nelson's postal service. The building, constructed of Spokane brick and local . . . Map (db m197112) HM
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7British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Riondel — Blue Bell Mine
The orebody, known to Indians as a source of lead for musket balls, was staked in 1882 by Bob Sproule, later restaked by Tom Hamill. The resulting lawsuit cost Sproule the property, and in revenge he murdered his rival; was convicted and . . . Map (db m187919) HM
8British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Salmo — SalmoMining and Logging
In the the early 1860s placer gold drew prospectors from all parts of the West to the Salmo River valley, and the Dewdney Trail from the west coast soon opened the region to increased travel. Development increased dramatically in 1893, when Daniel . . . Map (db m187931) HM
9British Columbia, Central Kootenay, Sandon — The Slocan Mines
Silver was the key that opened the Slocan. Discovery in 1891 of the rich outcrops of the "Slocan Star" and "Payne" touched off the wildest lode excitement in our history. The silver-lead ore was easily and cheaply mined, speeding development, and . . . Map (db m187952) HM
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Mar. 31, 2023