“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 Kitimat-Stikine, British Columbia

Yukon Telegraph Marker image, Touch for more information
© Murray Lundberg (used by permission), December 31, 2005
Yukon Telegraph Marker
1British Columbia, Kitimat-Stikine, Bob Quinn Lake — Yukon Telegraph
Born of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, the 1,900 mile Dominion Telegraph Line linked Dawson City with Vancouver via the CPR wires through Ashcroft. Built in 1899-1901, the line blazed a route across this vast northern section of the Province but . . . Map (db m187925) HM
2British Columbia, Kitimat-Stikine, Cedarvale — Skeena River Boats
From 1889, sternwheelers and smaller craft fought their way through the Coast Mountains, churning past such awesome places as “The Devil's Elbow” and “The Hornet's Nest”. Men and supplies were freighted upstream, furs and gold downstream. A quarter . . . Map (db m187963) HM
3British Columbia, Kitimat-Stikine, Hagwilget — The Hagwilget Bridges
First bridge built in 1856 Described as a graceful wooden spiderweb, the first Hagwilget Bridge was built by the indigenous population using only knives and axes. It was 150 feet long, and swayed 100 feet above the churning waters of the . . . Map (db m198556) HM
4British Columbia, Kitimat-Stikine, Hazelton — Hazelton
Head of sternwheeler navigation on the Skeena. The town grew at the landing close to the Indian village of Gitenmaks. Crews from the Collins Telegraph arrived in 1866. Following them Omineca gold miners, Hudson’s Bay pack strings and “gandy . . . Map (db m9073) HM
5British Columbia, Kitimat-Stikine, Moricetown — Moricetown Canyon
This site, once the largest village of the Bulkley Valley Indians, later was named after the pioneer missionary, Father Morice. Salmon, staple food of the Indian, concentrated in the canyon and were caught with basketry traps, dip-nets, and . . . Map (db m9072) HM
6British Columbia, Kitimat-Stikine, New Hazelton — People of the Skeena
The Gitxsan are people of the Skeena River or River of Mist. For 10,000 years the Gitxsan have dwelled in their traditional territory and today approximately 13,000 members live in communities known as Gitwangak, Gitanyow, Gitsegukla, Hagwilget, . . . Map (db m187933) HM
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Mar. 21, 2023