Firlands Ranch, East Firlands (train station, 1914-1933), Firland Close (Radium Hot Springs)
The name “Firlands” first appears in print in early June 1899.51 The reason for choosing the name is unknown.
The Marion didn’t spend much time on the Upper Columbia, but she was one of the most well travelled steamboats in the Kootenays.
A veritable parade of Hardie siblings lived in and/or visited the Windermere Valley from the mid 1880s into the early 1900s.
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.