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Dewdney, BC (Nearby: Hatzic, Durieu, Ridgedale, Straiton, Mission)

37150 Lougheed Hwy
Dewdney, British Columbia
V0M 1H0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

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  • After the Honourable Edgar Dewdney (18351916). He arrived in British Columbia in 1859 and the next year, with Walter Moberly, built the famous Dewdney Trail from Fort Hope to Rock Creek (later continued to Wild Horse Creek).
  • He served as both a member of the Legislative Council and a Member of Parliament.
  • In 1881 Dewdney was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the North West Territory, serving through the Riel Rebellion. He was federal Minister of the Interior 1888-92 and Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia 1892-7.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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