“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 Fraser-Fort George, British Columbia

Canoe River Tragedy Marker image, Touch for more information
By B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), July 5, 2018
Canoe River Tragedy Marker
1British Columbia, Fraser-Fort George, Canoe River — Canoe River Tragedy
On Nov. 21, 1950, a westbound train carrying Canadian troops en route to the Korean War collided with an eastbound train near Canoe River, killing 21 people. A telegraph operator was charged with manslaughter for the miscommunication and was . . . Map (db m187887) HM
2British Columbia, Fraser-Fort George, Jasper — Yellowhead Pass
Named after “Tete Jaune”, blond fur trader at Jasper House, this low pass was favoured by Sandford Fleming in his railway surveys of the 1870's. Rejected by the C.P.R., the route was later used by the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern . . . Map (db m187943) HM
3British Columbia, Fraser-Fort George, Lucerne — The Yellowhead Pass / Le col Tęte-Jaune
[English] This pass was used for brief periods from the mid-1820s to the early 1850s by the Hudson's Bay Company, principally to transport leather, especially moosehides, from the Saskatchewan District to its posts in New Caledonia. . . . Map (db m202600) HM
4British Columbia, Fraser-Fort George, Mount Robson — Yellowhead Blue River
In 1942, over 21,000 Japanese Canadians were unjustifiably removed from British Columbia's coast. Despite their protests many men aged 19 to 60+ were torn from their families and sent to road camps like Red Pass. Internees gave 290,238 man-days of . . . Map (db m187875) HM
5British Columbia, Fraser-Fort George, Prince George — Spruce Capital
Simon Fraser's men cut the first spruce logs near the junction of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers in 1807 to construct Fort George. Starting near the original fort a century later, Prince George became in the 1940's the centre of the white spruce . . . Map (db m187962) HM
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Apr. 1, 2023