Sproat's Landing: 0131.0474

Sproat's Landing
0131.0474

0131.0474: Sproat's Landing

Named after Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, a Kootenay gold commissioner in 1888. Judge Sproat originally came to British Columbia to acquire timber suitable for sailing ship masts. Located in the area that subsequently held Waldie's Sawmill on the Columbia River across from Castlegar, B.C. Sproat's Landing was port-of-call for paddlewheelers travelling between Trail and the Arrow Lakes.

Medium:  Photograph - Image
Date:  Circa 1896
Collection:  Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science (0131)

Keywords:

sawmill railway yard office Sproat's Landing

Subjects:

People arrow Waldiearrow
Cities arrow Castlegar arrow Businessesarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Waldie's Sawmillsarrow
Physical Features arrow Rivers arrow Columbia Riverarrow
Cities arrow Sproats Landingarrow

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