Manson Creek / Butler Range / Gillis Creek / Manson Creek

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MANSON CREEK, BC (Nearby: Germansen Landing, 12 Mile, Grand Rapids, Old Hogem, Middle River)

  • Butler Range
  • Butler Range
  • Gillis Creek

MANSON CREEK, British Columbia
V0J 2H0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • After Captain W.F. Butler, who ascended the Peace River in 1872. He wrote The Wild Northland and The Great Lone Land.
  • Gillis Creek - A lonely grave in the wilderness here reminds the traveller of the tragedy of Hugh Gillis.
  • Successful in his mining, he left Manson Creek with his gold in August 1872, en route to his home on Prince Edward Island. On the trail he met an Indian bringing in the mail from Fort St. James.
  • In it was a letter from the girl in PEI whom he was going to marry she had written to tell him that she had married another man. Gillis shot himself on the spot.
  • Manson Creek - Presumably after Donald Manson, who from 1844 to 1857 administered the HBC'S New Caledonia district from Fort St. James. (See also under Manson Ridge.)
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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