Thorold Creek, flowing into Brewer Creek
“If we only had a few more men we could play polo, as here it would be quite an inexpensive game and well within the reach of those with only moderate means.”48
“Windermere [was] a magnet for land speculation by government officials.”
James Brady’s skill at attracting investment for mining properties far outweighed his ability to assess those properties for their mineral wealth.
Even today it is assumed that Sylvester is guilty of Forster’s death. Legally speaking, he is not.
Forster certainly projected the air of a successful rancher.
Previous names: No 3 Creek
Frances Ewart Forster was just one year old when her father, Harold Ernest Forster, … requested that the Chief Geographer of the province name the creek after his daughter.
Alternate spellings: MacDonald Creek
The creek name acknowledges McDonald’s brief presence in the creek valley, and is the most enduring record that survives of the mineral claims he staked there.