Holland Creek (north of Windermere), Holland Creek Ridge Road
“Tall, sporting a moustache, accustomed to wielding power and ordering people around, he had a difficult personality and we children were moderately but suitably terrified of him.”43
The years following the Second World War were not so kind to the Memorial Fort. … Maintenance was lacking, and the building was gradually falling into a state of disrepair.
It was a small step to take the idea of commemorating David Thompson and blend it with Invermere’s desire to stand out as a tourist destination.
The Houlgrave property was far back on the Toby Benches, a good distance away from other settlers.
The old Lascelles Ranch, turned Grainger property, located to the north of Canal Flats, was later in part developed into Eagles Nest Estates.
Fairmont appealed to the Ogilvy-Wills family, and they soon made the transition to live there permanently, [on a ranch] known as “The Meadows”.
For all that the name Jim Johnston is relatively well known in local historical circles, I was surprised by how little there is recorded about him in print.