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- Cluculz Lake's name based on the Carrier Indian word meaning 'carp lake,' or 'place of big whitefish.'
- Nechako River - Almost certainly from the Carrier Indian word meaning 'big river.'
- Necoslie River - A Carrier Indian word meaning 'arrows floating by,' from an incident in an Indian legend.
- Nulki Hills - From the Carrier Indian word meaning 'big grey hills.'
- Sinkut Lake - From a Carrier Indian word possibly referring to a deposit of red ochre.
- Sob Lake - A survey party got so annoyed with a cantankerous homesteader here that they named S.O.B. Lake to record their opinion of him. Victoria felt that this would never do and removed the periods.
- Vanderhoof - Named after Herbert Vanderhoof, a Chicago publicity agent.
- In 1908 the Canadian government, the CPR, the Canadian Northern Railway, and the GTPR engaged Vanderhoof to conduct a major campaign in the American press to draw settlers to western Canada. Making maximum use of farm journals of the day,
- and of his magazine Canada West, Vanderhoof was so successful that a second, similar contract was signed with him.
- Vanderhoof had ambitious plans for the development of the settlement that was given his name in 1914. He is said to have planned, among other schemes, the building of a large hotel as a refuge for burned-out authors!
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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