Fort Point (1)

Fort Point (unofficial name), Fort Point Close (Invermere)

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.

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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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Cobb

Cobb Lake (Kootenay National Park)

“Len was at home with his environment, capable and content with his lot. He was a good companion, full of fun. The life was interesting and challenging. I entertain no regrets.”78

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Houlgrave

Houlgrave Road (Toby Benches)

The Houlgrave property was far back on the Toby Benches, a good distance away from other settlers.

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Grainger

Grainger Road (Canal Flats), Mount Grainger

The old Lascelles Ranch, turned Grainger property, located to the north of Canal Flats, was later in part developed into Eagles Nest Estates.

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Ogilvy-Wills

Ogilvey Ave, Wills Road, Bruce Road, Jeanette Street, James Street (Fairmont Hot Springs)

Fairmont appealed to the Ogilvy-Wills family, and they soon made the transition to live there permanently, [on a ranch] known as “The Meadows”.

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Hawke

Hawke Road

“The road we had come over was scarcely a road… it was climb, climb, climb… and then down, down a steep hill, car in low, single track road absolutely a shelf on the side of the mountain miles long.”43

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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 (2)

Windermere Townsite, Windermere District, Windermere Lake

Windermere, “claims justly, that there is no more beautiful townsite on earth than her own. She is modest about it, is Windermere, and she never institutes comparisons which are invariably odious.”53

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