British Columbia Place Names by G. P. V. Akrigg

By G. P. V. Akrigg

Elephant Crossing, Houdini Needles, Miniskirt, Billy Whiskers Glacier.There are only a handful of the various vibrant names you are going to come upon during this most recent variation of British Columbia position Names, which has been multiplied to hide a few 2,400 locations acros sthe province. This BC vintage and its predecessor, 1001 British Columbia position Names, jointly have bought over 29,000 copies.

British Columbia position Names is really the paintings of a life-time. The authors, Philip and Helen Akrigg, have spent greater than 40 years learning BC position names, searching via information in Canada, the U.S., and Britain, and making huge box journeys around the whole province to interview informants and examine websites. the result's a marvellous booklet full of notable historic evidence, fascinating anecdotes, and short biographical bills of the characters for which the province’s cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, and islands became namesakes. Tickletoeteaser Tower, The Lecture Cutters, Why now not Mountain, Phyllis’s Engine. The record of fascinating names is going on. This ebook may be a resource of fascination for browsers in addition to a useful source for historians. it's going to definately discover a domestic at the bookshelves or within the glove compartment of somebody with an curiosity in BC history.

Philip Akrigg was once for a few years professor of English on the Univeristy of British Columbia. Helen Akrigg additionally taught at UBC and is a previous president of the British Columbia old organization.

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My father then notified Dr. McLoughlin, at Fort Vancouver, who ordered the steamer Beaver to stop on her next voyage to see if the Indians were telling the truth. The result was the discovery of the coalfield at Beaver Harbour. (Journals of William Fraser Tolmie, pp. 394-5) BEAVERDELL, West Kettle R. (B-io). Beaverton and Rendell were originally two settlements only about a mile apart. When they united, they adopted this composite name. 16 BEAVERMOUTH, W. of Donald (D-n). Close to the mouth of the Beaver River, where it joins the Columbia River.

Abbot, a local justice of the peace who began homesteading here in 1923, is said to have named this settlement after his home in Ireland. Gazetteers show no Baldonnels but several Ballydonnels in Ireland. BALDY HUGHES, MOUNT, S. of Prince George (F-8). Named around 1928 by Forin Campbell when he set up a triangulation point on the mountain, at the base of which 'Baldy' Hughes, an old-time stage-driver turned trapper, had lived in a cabin since about 1915. BALFOUR, W. side Kootenay L. (B-n). In 1895 Lady Aberdeen noted in her diary, 'Opposite Pilot Bay a gentleman of the name of Balfour has built a private residence just because of the beauty of the place.

After the Chilcotin War of 1864, Governor Seymour led a force into the chiefs territory. He described his meeting with the chief thus: 'Alexis and his men came on at the best pace of their horses, holding their muskets over their heads to show they came in peace. Having ascertained which was the Governor, he threw himself from his horse and at once approached me. ' Ten years later the CPR surveyor Marcus Smith met him: 'A ride of fourteen miles ... brought us to the Alexis lakes, near one of which the chief has a rough log-house, his headquarters ...

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