By G. P. V. Akrigg
Elephant Crossing, Houdini Needles, Miniskirt, Billy Whiskers Glacier.There are only a handful of the various vibrant names you'll stumble upon during this most modern version of British Columbia position Names, which has been increased to hide a few 2,400 areas 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 an entire life. 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 wide box journeys around the whole province to interview informants and consider websites. the result's a marvellous ebook choked with impressive ancient evidence, fascinating 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 now not Mountain, Phyllis’s Engine. The checklist of fascinating names is going on. This booklet 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 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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So named because of the numerous Americans washing for gold in the bar in the Fraser River here. ' The Americans, carrying into British Columbia their tradition that the only good Indian is a dead Indian, treated the Natives abominably. ' Provoked by the Americans, the Indians in the Fraser Canyon began to murder isolated parties of whites washing the bars of the Fraser. 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.
Later Dr. Ash became Provincial Secretary and the first Minister of Mines of British Columbia. ASHCROFT, S. of Cache Cr. (C-g). In 1862 Clement Francis Cornwall, a Cambridge BA and a barrister of the Inner Temple, arrived in British Columbia accompanied by his brother, Henry Pennant Cornwall, also a graduate of Cambridge. That year they established a ranch, which they named Ashcroft after their family home in England. They grew wheat, installed a mill, and sold flour to the packers and miners passing by on the Cariboo Road.
A. Teit, below this mountain 'may be seen a number of boulders which, according to tradition, are the transformed bodies of Alexandria warriors who strayed over the cliff in the dark while on the way to attack a camp of Chilcotin who lived in the vicinity' (The Shuswap, p. 784). BATTLE OF BRITAIN RANGE, S. of Muncho L. Park (K-7). Whereas the name of the range commemorates the valour of the Royal Air Force in repelling the German aerial onslaught on Britain in 1940, individual mountains in it commemorate not only the allied leaders (Mount Churchill and Mount Roosevelt) and the places of their meetings (Teheran Mountain, Yalta Peak), but also the battles in which Canadian troops served (Dieppe Mountain, Falaise Mountain, and Ortona Mountain).