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- Kimberley - Much uncertainty surrounds the origin of this name.
- It appears likely, however, that Colonel Ridpath, an American mining magnate, conferred the name in 1896 or 1897, presumably hoping that his property here would prove as rich as the diamond-mining centre of Kimberley in South Africa,
- which had been named after the first Earl of Kimberley, who in 1871, as Colonial Secretary, had placed the diamond mines under British protection. The settlement was first known as Mark Creek Crossing and then as Clark City.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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