John Galbraith, Man of Vision: 0003.0031

John Galbraith, Man of Vision

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
Date:  1928
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0003)


John Galbraith Fort Steele Galbraith's Ferry


People arrow Galbraith, Johnarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrookarrow
Cities arrow Fort Steelearrow
Transportation arrow Ferries arrow Galbraith's Ferryarrow

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