“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 Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia

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Eagle Pass Marker
1British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Craigellachie — Eagle Pass
[English] While exploring these mountains in the summer of 1865, Walter Moberly, assistant surveyor-general of British Columbia, noted the flight of eagles through a break in the Gold Range (Monashees), thereby discovering Eagle Pass. After . . . Map (db m198549) HM
2British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Craigellachie — The Last Spike
A nebulous dream was a reality: an iron ribbon crossed Canada from sea to sea. Often following the footsteps of early explorers, nearly 3000 miles of steel rail pushed across vast prairies, cleft lofty mountain passes, twisted through canyons, and . . . Map (db m187955) HM
3British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Field — Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive
[English] Baldwin #7717 Steam Locomotive This Baldwin 2-6-0 mogul steam engine – builders #7717 – road #6 – 36" gauge locomotive, was built for the North Western Coal & Navigation Co. in 1885. It was originally used . . . Map (db m44339) HM
4British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Field — Kicking Horse PassLe Col du Cheval-Qui-Rue
First recorded in the report of the Palliser expedition of 1857-60, this pass takes its name from an incident in which Dr. James Hector, surgeon in the expedition, was kicked by his horse while exploring in this vicinity. The pass was virtually . . . Map (db m74545) HM
5British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Field — Mount Stephen House: The Early Years/Les premières annéesDiscovering the Canadian Alps / À la découverte des Alpes canadiennes
[English] Take a look across the river. A century ago, an elegant hotel dominated this view. Now just a memory, Mount Stephen House was the first in a series of “Grand Hotels” built by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The CPR . . . Map (db m203580) HM
6British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Field — Mount Stephen House: The Heyday/Les beaux joursA Worthy Stop on the Transcontinental/Un arrêt qui en vaut la peine le long de la Transcontinentale
[English] In 1901, Mount Stephen Reserve was enlarged and became Yoho Park Reserve. The following year, Mount Stephen House was also expanded and now featured a rotunda, a huge dining room, a theatre and 60 rooms. Word got out . . . Map (db m203581) HM
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7British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Field — Mount Stephen House: The Later Years/Les dernières annéesA Gathering Place for Mountain Lovers / Un lieu de rencontre pour les amoureux de la montagne
[English] It was not my intention to have passed any great time at Field, yet I was detained there by the force of its attraction… the views from Field are fine and the excursions that can be made in the neighbourhood are . . . Map (db m203582) HM
8British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Golden — Golden Sikhs
The first Sikhs arrived in Golden in 1902 to work in the mill of the Columbia River Lumber Company. Their Gurdwara (temple), one of the earliest in BC, became a focus of cultural identity and religious ceremony for the Sikh community. Their . . . Map (db m188006) HM
9British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Golden — Kicking Horse Canyon
Naming the Kicking Horse In the mid-1850s, an expedition was sent out by the Imperial Government to locate a feasible route west through the Canadian Rockies that would give good access to settlers in search of rich farming soil and . . . Map (db m203579) HM
10British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Revelstoke — River of the West
For 1200 miles, in two countries, the Columbia carves its way to the Pacific Ocean. Named after Robert Gray's ship the "Columbia", it was first mapped in 1811 by David Thompson. This "highway" for traders, missionaries and gold miners later became a . . . Map (db m187966) HM
11British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Rogers Pass — Glacier House
A ninety room hotel complete with bowling alley and observation tower once stood in this quiet clearing!Operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1887 to 1925, it was used as a base by mountaineers, adventurers and sightseers from all over the . . . Map (db m108665) HM
12British Columbia, Columbia-Shuswap, Rogers Pass — The Loops
For many years steam locomotives on the mainline of the Canadian Pacific Railway rumbled across these stone pillars. Construction of the railway through these rugged mountains was a constant struggle. In this area, steep-sided valleys and . . . Map (db m110556) HM
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Mar. 20, 2023