Place Names

ABOVE: The Minton general store took out this ad in the Cascade Record of Dec. 17

PLACE NAMES: Minton and Mineral City

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

ABOVE: The Minton general store took out this ad in the Cascade Record of Dec. 17
Midway

PLACE NAMES: Midway between what and what?

Many theories exist about how Midway got its name.

Midway
Paddy Miles ran a ferry across the Kootenay River at this point until his tragic death in 1908. This photo was taken from Nelson Hydro's generating station.

PLACE NAMES: Meadows, Melville, and Miles’ Ferry

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

Paddy Miles ran a ferry across the Kootenay River at this point until his tragic death in 1908. This photo was taken from Nelson Hydro's generating station.
The first ad for Duncan City — also the first mention of Duncan Lake by that name — appeared in the Nelson Miner on Dec. 10

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.

The first ad for Duncan City — also the first mention of Duncan Lake by that name — appeared in the Nelson Miner on Dec. 10
Brilliant

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.

Brilliant