Windermere (1)

Windermere Townsite, Windermere District, Windermere Lake

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

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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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Johnston (2)

Mount Johnston (up Horsethief Creek), Johnston Road (south of Invermere)

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.

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Johnston (1)

Johnston Creek (flowing into Windermere Lake)

“Put a winged helmet and ring-mail harness on Ed Johnston and he would be a veritable viking; put him in trimmed beaver and jack-boots, and he could ruffle it with the boldest buccaneer that ever walked deck.”57

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Stockdale

Mount Stockdale, Stockdale Creek (tributary of Horsethief Creek), Stockdale Glacier

“When it is said Frank Stockdale is the most popular young man in this vicinity it is only repeating what many have said during the past week.”25

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