John Galbraith, Man of Vision: 0003.0031
0003.0031: John Galbraith, Man of Vision
This 1928 'Cranbrook Courier'portrait shows John Galbraith, founder of Galbraith's Ferry and first pre-emptor of land on the Cranbrook townsite. Realizing there was more gold in miners' pockets than in the hills, he established a ferry across the Kootenay River in 1865, then claimed the land above it as the townsite of what became Fort Steele. In 1885 he moved to Victoria, dying two years later.
Medium: Photograph - Image
Collection: Columbia Basin Institute (0003)
Keywords:John Galbraith Fort Steele Galbraith's Ferry
Subjects:People Galbraith, John
Cities Fort Steele
Transportation Ferries Galbraith's Ferry
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