619 Cliff Avenue
British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan
- Enderby - Originally known as Spallumcheen, Steamboat Landing, Fortune's Landing, Lambly's Landing, or Belvidere.
- One afternoon in 1887, Mrs. George R. Lawes had some friends in for tea. The Shuswap (then the Spallumcheen) River was in flood, moving one of the ladies to recite a poem by Jean Ingelow, 'The High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire.' It begins:
- The old mayor climbed the belfry tower, The ringers rang by two, by three; 'Pull, if ye never pulled before;
- Good ringers, pull your best,' quoth he. 'Play uppe, play uppe, O Boston bells! Play all your changes, all your swells, Play uppe 'The Brides of Enderby.''
- The musical name of Enderby so enchanted the ladies that they decided to make that the name of their settlement. Ottawa acquiesced, and Enderby post office opened on 1 November 1887.
- Fortune Creek - After Alexander Leslie Fortune, one of the Overlanders of 1862. In 1866 he became the first settler in the North Okanagan, where he lived until his death in 1915.
- A monument to him in Enderby (formerly Fortune's Landing) describes him as 'A Friend of all Classes and Creeds Indian and White. A Gracious Gentleman.'
- Tsuius Creek - Tsuius comes from the same Okanagan Indian word as Osoyoos and means simply 'the narrows,' in this instance referring to where Mabel Lake narrows at the creek's delta.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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