Ainsworth Hot Springs

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  • Ainsworth

3609 BC-31
Ainsworth, British Columbia
V0G 1A0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • Named after George J. Ainsworth, an American capitalist from San Francisco. Through the claim-jumping of his agent, Thomas Hammil, Ainsworth and his associates obtained possession of the fabulous Bluebell mine.
  • Ainsworth is also remembered as the promoter of the Kootenay Railway and Navigation Company.
  • Early settlers called this place on Kootenay Lake simply Hot Springs Camp until Ainsworth acquired the site in 1883. It then became Ainsworth Hot Springs.
  • …from G.P.V. Akrigg and Helen B. Akrigg British Columbia Place Names 3rd Edition 1997

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