12383 BARKERVILLE HWY
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
- After Alexander Caulfield Anderson, born in Calcutta in 1814 and educated in England.
- He entered the service of the HBC and arrived at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River in 1832.
- During the 1840s he made important explorations of the country between Fort Kamloops and Fort Langley.
- He left the service of the HBC in 1854. In 1858 Governor Douglas commissioned him to open up a route from the lower Fraser River, via Harrison Lake and Lillooet, to the upper Fraser.
- Douglas was so pleased with this survey that he expressed a wish that Anderson would bestow his own name upon this lake, which was an important part of the route.
- ANDERSON RIVER, which flows westward into the Fraser near Boston Bar, is also named after A.C. Anderson.
- 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/Anderson