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 numerous vibrant names you'll come upon during this latest version of British Columbia position Names, which has been extended to hide a few 2,400 locations 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 an entire life. The authors, Philip and Helen Akrigg, have spent greater than 40 years getting to know BC position names, looking via records in Canada, the us, and Britain, and making broad box journeys around the complete province to interview informants and consider websites. the result's a marvellous ebook choked with amazing historic proof, attention-grabbing anecdotes, and short biographical money owed 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 checklist of interesting names is going on. This booklet should 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 an individual 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 prior president of the British Columbia historic organization.

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After Auguste Boulanger (August Baker), known locally as Augie Baker. He settled in the Quesnel area in 1903, and in 1910-11 he operated the government ferry across the Fraser here. BAKER, MOUNT, SE of Cranbrook (8-12). After Colonel James Baker. E. of Fort St. John (I-g). J. 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.

Named by Captain Duncan of the Princess Royal in 1788 after Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society. BARKERVILLE, E. of Quesnel (F-g). After Billy Barker, who struck it rich here. Barker, a Cornish potter turned sailor, jumped ship in 1858 to join the gold rush in the Fraser Canyon. On 21 August 1862, he was digging in the Cariboo - fifty feet down and still no gold. He was ready to give up, but two feet deeper he hit the pay dirt. The find started a spree that left everybody drunk except one 'well-brought-up' Englishman.

B-8). After George Barnston, an HBC clerk, one of the party that founded Fort Langley in 1827. He became a Chief Factor in 1847 and retired in 1863. ' BARRETT LAKE, NW of Houston (G-6). After Charlie Barrett, a packer between Ashcroft and Hazelton around 1900. Later he established one of the largest ranches in the Smithers area. BARRIERE, N. Thompson R. (D-g). Takes its name from the Barriere River, named as early as 1828. M. ' BASQUE, S. of Ashcroft (C-g). After the Basque Ranch, established and named by a Basque, Antoine Minaberriet, in the i86os.

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