Hixon / Cinema / Lumpy Lake / Marcel Hills / Naver Creek / Nelson Kenny Lake
    
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Hixon, BC (Nearby: Woodpecker, Strathnaver, Dunkley, Cinema, Stoner)

  • Cinema
  • Hixon
  • Lumpy Lake
  • Marcel Hills
  • Naver Creek
  • Nelson Kenny Lake

39060 BC-97
Hixon, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Asked why he named this settlement Cinema, Dr. Lloyd Champlain is reported to have replied, 'Cinema means action. Cinema is pictures in motion, and that is what we are, action.'
  • On the other hand, according to a local history published by the Dixon Women's Institute, Dr. Champlain and his housekeeper hit on the name to commemorate a trip they made to Hollywood around 1920.
  • Cinema post office opened on 2 January 1924 and closed on 12 January 1964.
  • Hixon - After Joseph Foster Hixon, who sought gold here in 1866.
  • Lumpy Lake - It is not the lake but the surrounding terrain that is lumpy --- with eroded dunes, eskers, and a rough logging road.
  • Marcel Hills - Named by the veteran surveyor Forin Campbell, who recalled, 'These hills were very wavy hills and there was an Englishman with me who said they looked like a woman's marcel.’
  • Naver Creek - A shortened form of Strathnaver.
  • Nelson Kenny Lake - After Nelson Clarke Kenny, BCLS, killed in World War I.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


Naver Creek

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