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- Bulkley River - After Colonel Charles S. Bulkley, us Army, chief engineer of the Western Union Extension Company, 1864-6, during construction of the Collins Overland Telegraph.
- This project to link the Russian and American telegraph systems by way of Alaska was abandoned upon the success of the trans-Atlantic cable in 1866. The line at this time reached only into central British Columbia.
- Colonel Bulkley has been described as an able and experienced man, 'universally respected and trusted.'
- BULKLEY HOUSE on Takla Lake is also named after Colonel Bulkley.
- Hazelton - Soon after 1868 Thomas Hankin settled on the flats bordering the Skeena close to the Indian village of Gitenmaks or Kitanmaksh, meaning 'the place where people fished by torchlight.'
- When Hankin staked out a townsite here at Skeena Forks, he named it Hazelton because of the large amount of hazelnuts ripening at that time.
- Hazelton, at the confluence of the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers, was the head of navigation for the sternwheelers that used to come up the Skeena.
- 'Ksan - This is the Gitksan and Nisgha Indian name for the Skeena River it has no other meaning.
- Netalzul Mountain - G.M. Dawson described this as 'a great rugged mass of mountain' and reported that its Carrier Indian name meant 'watery mountain,' and indeed many streams do flow down from it.
- Shegunia River - From the Nisgha Indian word meaning 'water from the place of spring salmon.'
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/Hazelton