Nixon Creek, Nixon Lake
Nixon was “full of stories, both true and false, as an ideal guide ought to be.29
Other names: Salmon River
From the earliest records, this was Salmon River. So established was the name that, even after it was officially changed, “Salmon River” continued to be used.
Other names: South Fork of Salmon River
Dunbar’s real estate dealings in the Windermere Valley are rather murky, and it is unknown how or why his attention was drawn to the area.
“The most interesting old-timer in the valley… [Ben Abel] was a tall, handsome man about sixty years old, with a long black beard which reached to his waist and which he always rolled up and tucked inside his shirt on leaving the settlement. It was his great pride.” 54
It seems that Captain Arthur Brisco, in searching for adventure in western British North America, was also in the right place at the right time to have a mountain range named after him.
Other Names: Deadmans Creek, Murder Creek
“We used to call that creek “Deadman’s” and “Murder”, but people seem to be getting squeamish about such things and place names.”54