Cassidy / McKay Peak

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Cassidy, BC (Nearby: South Wellington, Cinnabar Valley, Cedar, Extension, Ladysmith)

  • Cassidy
  • McKay Peak

3225 Trans-Canada Hwy
Cassidy, British Columbia
V0R 1H0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • After Tom Cassidy, who arrived here frorn Iowa in 1878 and was soon joined by his wife. A son later took over the farm and worked it until most of the land was needed for the airport.
  • McKay Peak - After Joseph William McKay (1829-1900), Chief Trader with the VIBC, who played a major part in the company's development of coal deposits.
  • In 1855 he became one of the six members of the first Legislative Assembly of Vancouver Island. In 1883, having retired earlier from the service of the HBC, he took a post with the federal Indian Department.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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