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 (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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Windermere Hotel

The Windermere Hotel

The Windermere Hotel was, “The neatest and best appointed house in East Kootenay, fitted up with every modern convenience, baths, electric bells, etc.”24

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