MILE 233 ALASKA HWY
British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC
- Kwadacha Wilderness Park. This and Mount Bedaux commemorate the Bedaux Sub-Arctic Expedition of 1934.
- That year Charles E. Bedaux, a Franco-American entrepreneur, arrived at Dawson Creek with limousines, loads of baggage, champagne, asbestos tents, rubber pontoons, river boats, horses, axemen and packers, Mrs. Bedaux,
- her maid Josephine, her friend Madarne Chiesa, cameramen, and five Citroen halftrack trucks.
- One of the purposes of the expedition was to demonstrate the versatility of the Citroens by having them travel across the wilderness between Fort St. John and Telegraph Creek.
- Trouble began almost at once with the half-tracks taking up to four hours to travel a quarter of a mile through the gumbo.
- Ninety miles from Fort St. John, the Citroens were abandoned, two of them being driven over a cliff to provide sensational motion picture footage. Continuing by horse, the expedition got as far as Citroen Peak in the Cassiar before turning back.
- Fontas River - Fontas or Fantasque was the chief of a Sekani Indian band that had traditional fishing rights on this river.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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