Salter

Salter Creek (west side Windermere Lake)

The presence of William Salter on the west side of Windermere Lake makes him one of the first and few to settle in that area.

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Nixon

Nixon Creek, Nixon Lake

Nixon was “full of stories, both true and false, as an ideal guide ought to be.29

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Thorold

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

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Windermere (1)

Windermere Townsite, Windermere District, Windermere Lake

“Windermere [was] a magnet for land speculation by government officials.”

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Barbour

Barbour Creek (flowing into Toby Creek), Barbour Lake

Jack immediately set himself up with a “first-class pack train,”11 equipped with twenty-two horses to haul equipment in and out of the mines up Toby Creek.12

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Brady

Brady Creek (flowing into Windermere Lake)

James Brady’s skill at attracting investment for mining properties far outweighed his ability to assess those properties for their mineral wealth.

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Forster (1)

Forster Creek, Mount Forster, Forster Pass

Forster certainly projected the air of a successful rancher.

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Frances

Frances Creek (flowing into Forster Creek)

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.

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