“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 Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia

Ashcroft Manor Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Stanley via Flickr (CC BY 2.0), September 13, 2021
Ashcroft Manor Marker
1 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Ashcroft — Ashcroft Manor
In 1862 C.F. and H.P. Cornwall settled here and developed Ashcroft Manor. The ranch, with its grist and saw mills, supplied Cariboo miners. The manor house was destroyed by fire in 1943, but the road house survives. Clement Cornwall became one of . . . Map (db m187921) HM
2 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Ashcroft — Canadian Northern Pacific's Last Spike
Canada's third trans-continental rail link was completed near Basque on January 23, 1915. In a simple ceremony the last spike was driven, witnessed by a small group of engineers and workmen. The line later became part of the Federal Government's . . . Map (db m187813) HM
3 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Ashcroft — Ghost of Walhachin
Here bloomed a “Garden of Eden”! The sagebrush desert changed to orchards through the imagination and industry of English settlers during 1907-14. Then the men left to fight - and die - for king and country. A storm ripped out the vital irrigation . . . Map (db m188008) HM
4 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Ashcroft — McAbee Fossil Beds
This is the site of an ancient lake, where 53 million-year-old fossil beds hold secrets of life in a warmer time. Preserved plants, insects and fish tell a story of early life in BC. At McAbee, climate and geology have created a treasure trove of . . . Map (db m187879) HM
5 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Kamloops — Steamboat Saga
Smooth rivers and great lakes once were the highways of travel. On them plied stately paddle-wheelers, helping exploration and settlement of the Interior. They speeded gold-seekers bound for the “Big Bend” rush of 1864-65. They freighted grain from . . . Map (db m187961) HM
6 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Kamloops, Campbell Creek — Great Train Robbery
Bill Miner, notorious American stagecoach and train robber, stole $7,000 in British Columbia's first train holdup, near Mission in 1904. For two years, unsuspected, he lived quietly near Princeton, well-liked by all. In 1906 he stopped the wrong . . . Map (db m187878) HM
7 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Kamloops, Kamloops Indian Reserve No. 1 — Kamloops Indian Residential School
The school was built in 1890, then re-built in 1923 due to a fire and remained open until 1977. In the 1920's, Native children aged 4-15 years were forcibly taken and prohibited from seeing their families, practicing their languages, cultures, and . . . Map (db m187877) HM
8 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Kamloops, West End — Fur, Gold and Cattle
Founded in 1812, Fort Kamloops stood at a natural crossroads. For 50 years it remained the focus of an inland fur empire until the roaring mining boom of the 1860's. Ranchers, with cattle and horses, replaced the miners. They settled, and stayed, to . . . Map (db m188009) HM
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9 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Louis Creek — "Overlanders" of 1862
It had been an epic struggle against the wilderness for the gold-seekers from Eastern Canada. They had crossed the Rockies, trekked through pathless forests and won the swift rapids of the North Thompson River. The open country now offered hope . . . Map (db m187979) HM
10 British Columbia, Thompson-Nicola, Stump Lake, Knutsford — Empire of Grass
Back in the 1870's the bunchgrass hereabouts came up to a horse's belly. Some of the transient miners saw wealth in these broad rolling grasslands and swapped gold-pan for saddle. In time several “spreads” in the Nicola Valley grew to rank among the . . . Map (db m188013) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023