Place Names

PLACE NAMES: Minton and Mineral City

Mineral City, six or seven miles up Cariboo Creek from Burton was concocted by Rossland interests.

PLACE NAMES: Midway between what and what?

Many theories exist about how Midway got its name.

PLACE NAMES: Meadows, Melville, and Miles’ Ferry

Meadows was one of the original stops on the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway.

Who was Duncan River’s namesake?

Having spent the last three weeks looking into the origins of Howser, we backtrack a bit to examine where the name Duncan came from.

A Brilliant place

Brilliant, at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers, was named in 1908 after Doukhobor leader Peter Verigin bought land there.