The Route To Kootenay: 0051.0014


            The exploring party sent out from New Westminster to ascertain the best route to the Kootenay mines have written a letter from the Columbia River to the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia, giving an account of their trip.  They had followed the course of Kamloops and Shuswap lakes and the river connecting them, all of which they describe as easily navigable for river steamers.  The “divide” between the latter lake and the Columbia is forty-five miles across and practicable for a wagon road.  The party were about starting down the Columbia River in a canoe.

0051.0014: The Route To Kootenay

Exploring party sent out to ascertain the best route to the Kootenay mines. Travelled thru Kamloops country and paddled the Columbia River.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  November 17, 1864
Pages:  3
Publisher:  Victoria Daily Colonist
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)


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