Stoddart

Stoddart Creek

James Stoddart is remembered as, “a general favourite, honest, good natured and of an exceedingly genial disposition.”22

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Geary

Geary Creek (flowing into Columbia River just south of Fairmont), Geary Creek Road

“‘I can’t tell you much about [George Geary], although I knew him well. He was a reserved fellow, never said much about himself but he lived for horses, they were his life.'”74

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Ben Abel

Ben Abel Creek (north fork of Dutch Creek), Abel Creek (into Lake Windermere), Mount Abel

“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

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Mineral King (2)

Mineral King Mine (former community, unofficial local name)

Although provincially classified as a small mine, the Mineral King Mine was the largest underground mining enterprise in the Windermere Valley.

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Mineral King (1)

Mineral King Mine (former community, unofficial local name)

Those who examined the Mineral King property in these early years agreed that that it was, “very encouraging”24, but as the scattered investment in the property suggests, there were a number of factors impeding development.

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