Agassiz / Maria Slough
    
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Agassiz, BC (Nearby: Kent, Popkum, Rosedale, Bridal Falls, Harrison Hot Springs)

  • Maria Slough

7227 Pioneer Ave
Agassiz, British Columbia
V0M 1A0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • After Captain Lewis N. Agassiz. Having sold his commission in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, he emigrated first to Prince Edward Island and then to Ontario.
  • 1858 he arrived in Victoria among the thousands of gold-seekers pouring in from California.
  • After some time in the Cariboo goldfields, he turned to farming in the Fraser Valley.
  • Pre-empting land in the Agassiz Valley in 1862, Captain Agassiz and his family finally took up residence here in 1867, giving his place the ultra-English name of Ferny Coombe. When the CPR was built, the station here was named Agassiz.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
  • Maria Slough - Jeremiah Gilbert Bristol (Bristol Island) had a sulky Indian wife who let her sister, Maria, do all the work
  • Bristol, in his will, left Maria land in this area. The sternwheeler Maria plied the nearby Fraser during the gold rush. The Halkomelem name of this slough means 'turn at the head.'


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