“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 East Kootenay, British Columbia

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1 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Canal Flats — Canal Flat
In 1808 David Thompson named this flat “McGillivary's Portage” as he crossed from Columbia Lake to the Kootenay River. In 1889 W.A. Baillie-Grohman joined the two waterways by a canal with a single lock. Regulations aimed at preventing Columbia . . . Map (db m188022) HM
2 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Cranbrook — Railway CentennialThe Crowsnest Railway Route of the C.P.R. — 1898
The Canadian Pacific Railway helped open up south-east British Columbia with a strategic line through the Rocky Mountain Crowsnest Pass. It also helped maintain Canadian sovereignty over Kootenay mineral wealth which had been flowing south to . . . Map (db m187918) HM
3 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Fort Steele — Fort Steele
Gold miners poured into this area in the 1860’s crossing the Kootenay River at the foot of this street. The settlement that grew up here was first called Galbraith’s Ferry. In 1887 the N.W.M.P. established a post here when friction developed . . . Map (db m100115) HM
4 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Mayook — Kootenay Steamboats
A colourful steamboat era preceded the railways. During mining boom days of 1893-98 a fleet of sternwheelers ran north from the railway at Jennings, Mont., to Ft. Steele and vicinity. Carrying prospectors, freight, and ore they battled . . . Map (db m187987) HM
5 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Moyie — Dewdney Trail & Moyie
Kootenay gold discoveries attracted thousands of prospectors from Washington Territory in the late 1850s and 1860s. In those years all trails led south into Washington and Idaho and the vast bulk of the treasure and commerce enriched those regions. . . . Map (db m187913) HM
6 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Moyie — St. Eugene Mine
In 1893 a Kootenay Indian, Pierre, found a rich galena outcrop in the hills nearby. Father Coccola of St. Eugene Mission arranged sale of the claims, and with the proceeds built a new home for Pierre and a new mission church. Development of . . . Map (db m187928) HM
7 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs — James Sinclair
In 1841, Sinclair guided 200 Red River settlers from Fort Garry through the Rockies to Oregon in an attempt to hold the territory for Great Britain. By 1854 he had recrossed the mountains several times by routes which later were followed by trails . . . Map (db m187991) HM
8 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Sparwood — Crowsnest Pass
Rivers born in Canada's Rockies carved passes eastward to Hudson Bay or westward to the Pacific. This one was long used by Indians, but not shown on maps until the Palliser Expedition of 1860, and then only from hearsay. Michael Phillipps . . . Map (db m187912) HM
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9 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Sparwood — George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901)
Dr. Dawson was one of the most renowned of the early mapmakers of the Pacific Slope. In 1883 Dr. Dawson explored the Crow's Nest Pass for the Geological Survey of Canada. His report demonstrated his extraordinary ability to provide not only . . . Map (db m187904) HM
10 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Sparwood — Natal, Michel and Middletown (1898-1976)
Gone but still remembered — no formal boundaries divided the communities of Natal, Michel and Middletown — “home” to thousands of coal miners for generations. Workers came from many parts of Europe and North America to toil in these mines. . . . Map (db m187935) HM
11 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Vermilion Crossing — Sir George Simpson1792-1860
[English] Born in the Scottish Highlands, Simpson joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1820. In 1821 he became governor of the Northern Department, and in 1826 governor-in-chief in Rupert's Land. An energetic administrator with a . . . Map (db m201674) HM
12 British Columbia, East Kootenay, Wardner — Kootenay River and Lumber Mills
Timber in abundance, woodsmen ready to work, a river to float logs, and a railway to transport products: ingredients critical to the emergence of early twentieth century mills in the Kootenay River basin. The Crows Nest Pass Lumber Company at . . . Map (db m187939) HM
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May. 29, 2023