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 stumble upon during this latest version of British Columbia position Names, which has been improved to hide a few 2,400 areas acros sthe province. This BC vintage and its predecessor, 1001 British Columbia position Names, jointly have offered 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 getting to know BC position names, searching via information in Canada, the us, and Britain, and making broad box journeys around the complete province to interview informants and examine websites. the result's a marvellous publication full of amazing historic proof, fascinating anecdotes, and short biographical debts of the characters for which the province’s cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, and islands became namesakes. Tickletoeteaser Tower, The Lecture Cutters, Why no longer Mountain, Phyllis’s Engine. The record of interesting names is going on. This publication may be a resource of fascination for browsers in addition to a useful source for historians. it may definately discover a domestic at the bookshelves or within the glove compartment of a person with an curiosity in BC history.
Philip Akrigg used to be for a few years professor of English on the Univeristy of British Columbia. Helen Akrigg additionally taught at UBC and is a earlier president of the British Columbia historic organization.
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The trouble culminated in the so-called 'Battle of Boston Bar* on 14 August 1858. A correspondent of the San Francisco Bulletin who was present reported that the fight lasted three hours, and resulted in the complete rout of the savages. Seven of the Indians are known to have been killed, and a number wounded. Only one white man was wounded, and that slightly in the arm. ' According to some authorities, the Battle of Boston Bar actually took place at Spuzzum. ' BOSWELL, E. side of Kootenay L. (B-n).
After the Assiniboine Indians, who used to hunt in the Rockies. In turn their name is simply the Cree Indian word for 'stone,' which is said to have been applied to them because they cooked using hot stones. ATCHELITZ CREEK, flows N. into Chilliwack Cr. (6-9). ' The creek goes around the bottom of Chilliwack Mountain, which may be the reason for its name. ATHABASCA PASS, Alberta-BC boundary (E-io). This pass through the Rockies takes its name from the Athabasca River. Athabasca, from a Cree word meaning 'a place where there are reeds,' refers to the delta where the river enters Lake Athabasca in northern Alberta.
He returned to England after his hotel here burned down. ' BRADNER, NW of Abbotsford (B-8). After Thomas Bradner, who settled here about 1895. 26 BRALORNE, S. of W. end of Carpenter L. (C-8). In 1897 the Lome mineral claim was staked, and it became the Lome mine. In 1931 the Bralco Development and Investment Company acquired the mine, and a new company, Bralorne Mines Limited, was formed to operate the mine. The new name, Bralorne, was a compound of Bra, for Bralco, and Lome, the name of the mine.
British Columbia Place Names by G. P. V. Akrigg