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Willow River, BC (Nearby: Giscome, Ferndale, Newlands, Carlson, Shelley)

  • Giscome

488 Railway Ave
Willow River, British Columbia
V0J 3C0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

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  • Giscome - After John Robert Giscome (c. 1832-1907).
  • In 1863, during a prospecting expedition to the Peace River country, Giscome and Harry McDame, another black West Indian, became the first non-Indians to use the Giscome Portage route from the Fraser River to Summit Lake.
  • (See Linda Eversole, 'John Robert Giscome, Jamaican Miner and Explorer,' British Columbia Historical News 18,3 [1985]:11-15.)
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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