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Ghost towns and drowned towns of West Kootenay

Elsie G. Turnbull

Ghost towns and drowned towns of West Kootenay

by Elsie G. Turnbull

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Heritage House Pub. Co. in Surrey, B.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kootenay Region (B.C.),
  • British Columbia,
  • Kootenay Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Ghost towns -- British Columbia -- Kootenay Region.,
    • Kootenay Region (B.C.) -- History, Local.,
    • Kootenay Region (B.C.) -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementElsie G. Turnbull.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1089.K7 T87 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination110 p. :
      Number of Pages110
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1806799M
      ISBN 100919214614
      LC Control Number89214238
      OCLC/WorldCa17325641

      Located an hour and a half north of Nelson, BC this area had so many towns left abandoned they dubbed it "The Valley of the Ghosts" and Sandon is right in the heart of it. There are still some preserved buildings and a museum that attracts many tourists. Photo cred - @barkervillebc. One of the more popular ghost towns in BC and also one of the Author: Paige Sierra. follows an abandoned railway line and road grade to the ghost town of Coal Creek, a once bustling mining community of up to 1, residents form to Walk, jog or mountain bike this trail and enjoy the splendor of nature while discovering the rich heritage of the area. All that remains of the townsite are ruins to explore, as many of the.

      BC Ghost Towns & Forgotten Places. K likes. I am Jennifer Lynn Brock, a rural REALTOR(R) serving the Kootenay Boundary & South Okaganan of BC. I Followers: K. With a backdrop of snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes, the communities along Kootenay Lake are secluded mountainside havens that still provide all the necessities of life. Discover the Region Six vibrant communities nestled along km of lake.

      According to Elsie G. Turnbull in Ghost Towns and Drowned Towns of West Kootenay, “The community owed much of its prosperity to the Bosun Mine, 3 miles (5 km) down the lakeshore. Here on a ranch owned by a young Englishman, Joseph Author: Murphy Shewchuk. About years ago, prospectors came to the West Kootenays, attracted by its rich ore deposits. Mining ghost towns can be found now, silent relics of past treasures. Some backroad travel to these ghost towns will enhance your visit to this extremely beautiful region.


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Ghost towns and drowned towns of West Kootenay by Elsie G. Turnbull Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ghost Towns And Drowned Towns Of West Kootenay book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Leaning headstones and cow parsnip co /5. About the Book. These are the stories of more than 50 relics of the West Kootenay. Arrowhead, Beaton and Needles are among the towns that were drowned.

Waneta is a power dam; Jersey City was auctioned. Comaplix died one fiery night; Cody, Three Forks, Poplar, Waterloo, Goldfields, Gerrard, Brooklyn, Cascade and a host of others vanished. For those avid history buffs this is a great book to start with for the ghost towns of the Kootenay's.

This pg book encompasses 50 stories of towns and has great black and white photo's from the archives incorporated so as you are touring the sites listed you can see what it used to look like in its hey day/5(1).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm: Contents: 1. Southern Kootenay Lake Lower Columbia River region The Arrow Lakes The silvery Slocan Slocan Lake Ghosts of the Lardeau. For those avid history buffs this is a great book to start with for the ghost towns of the Kootenay's.

This pg book encompasses 50 stories of towns and has great black and white photo's from the archives incorporated so as you are touring the sites listed you can see what it used to look like in its hey day/5.

Get this from a library. Ghost towns and drowned towns of West Kootenay. [Elsie G Turnbull]. Available is this page softcover titled "Ghost Towns and Drowned Towns of West Kootenay" published by Heritage House Publishing in and authored by Elsie G.

Turnbull. Covers over 50 towns including Ainsworth Hot Springs, Pilot Bay and Riondel, Fredericton, Kuskonook, Kootenay Landing, Fort Shepherd, Waneta, Sayward, Waterloo, Three.

These are the stories of more than 50 relics of the West Kootenay. Arrowhead, Beaton and Needles are among the towns that were drowned. Waneta is a power dam; Jersey City was auctioned.

Comaplix died one fiery night; Cody, Three Forks, Poplar, Waterloo, Goldfields, Gerrard, Brooklyn, Cascade and a host of others vanished/5(5). The area is book ended by Kootenay Lake in the east and Slocan Lake in the west - linked by the kilometre long Hwy.

31A. The heart of the Valley of the Ghosts was Sandon, once a city of more than 5, miners and their families. Explore the ghost towns of the Kootenay Rockies – discover the history and tragedies of days gone by. Some towns are quite secluded and forgotten, others feature buildings which have been restored and are open to visitors.

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This is a list of ghost towns in the Canadian province of British Columbia, including those still partly inhabited or even overtaken by modern towns, as well as those completely abandoned or of location and associated events or enterprises are included. still inhabited, but are now a ghost of former glories.

This is another of Wells Gray’s popular themed tours. During five days, we visit ghost towns, historic towns, and a mansion in the West Kootenays. Featured ghost towns are Retallack and Sandon, as well as a created one at Three Valley Gap. Historic towns are. The West Kootenay Route can be accessed by three different FREE ferry rides: Upper Arrow Lake Ferry – 45 km south of Revelstoke on Highway #23, the ferry crosses from Shelter Bay (west side) to Galena Bay (east side) once an hour, on the hour until midnight and returns from Galena Bay to Shelter Bay once an hour on the half hour from am.

I became fascinated by the idea of a drowned town when I read Peter Robinson’s In a Dry Season () and Reginald Hill’s On Beulah Height (), both set in Yorkshire, England, and both crime novels whose plots feature towns that have been evacuated and flooded to create reservoirs. A drowned town is a town, city, village, collection of buildings, or other.

Cody is one of the most haunting of of ghost towns in British Columbia’s famed “Valley of the Ghosts” former mining community, tucked in the lush mountains of the West Kootenay area in southern British Columbia, was one of scores of rich mineral mines that sprang up in the valley in the late town and mine were located about 20 miles west of the town of.

About the Book. A warm-hearted memoir of a childhood spent living in various mining towns in the Kootenays throughout the s and ’40s.

When young Shirley Doris Hall and her family moved to BC’s West Kootenay region inthe area was a hub of mining activity. Canada West Publications.

Paterson, Thomas (). Encyclopedia of Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of British Columbia. Sunfire Publications. ISBN Ramsey, Bruce (). Ghost Towns of British Columbia. Mitchell Press. Turnbull, Elsie (). Ghost Towns and Drowned Towns of West Kootenay.

Heritage House. ISBN Country: Canada. Communities, Cities & Towns of the Kootenays region of British Columbia. Travel information about the British Columbia Kootenays. This includes the Kootenay cities of Grand Forks, Greenwood, Trail, Nelson, Rossland, Castlegar, Salmo, Creston, New Denver, Kaslo, Nakusp, Christina Lake and Slocan.

Also included are links to the Kootenay Country Points of Interest. Not to be confused with the former federal electoral district of Kootenay West () or provincial district of West Kootenay (). Kootenay West is a provincial electoral district in British Columbia, Canada established by the Electoral Districts Act, It came into effect in the ensuing election.

The riding is seen as a safe NDP seat; the party has won 9 out of the last 10 First contested: Ghost Towns of British Columbia Hardcover – Jan. 1 by Bruce Ramsey (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" 5/5(1).The West Kootenays is south-eastern British Columbia, area is approximately defined as being the area south of the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy # 1) from Revelstoke and including the valleys of Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake and at least part of the Arrow Lake valley (Columbia River), as far south as the USA border.