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- Haynes Creek - Also HAYNES POINT PARK. After John Carmichael Haynes (1831-88), who arrived from Ireland in 1858 and enlisted in the colonial police.
- He served around Yale and Osoyoos before being sent as magistrate to the Wild Horse Creek goldfield. Arriving just after a free-for-all in which one man was killed and others injured,
- Haynes was informed that at least 20 per cent of the miners were criminals.
- Declaring himself 'horrified to think of such a thing happening in Her Majesty's Domain,' Haynes swiftly brought law and order to the camp.
- In 1866 he settled at Osoyoos, where he received a commission as a county court judge.
- He began buying land and ended up owning everything between the international border and the ranch of his fellow cattle baron, Tom Ellis, at Penticton.
- A granddaughter has preserved a picture of the man for us: 'Judge Haynes was an expert horseman, and to him a good mount was one of the necessities of life .
- On horseback he invariably appeared as if 'riding in the Row' with his Irish tweed coat, riding breeches, and English riding boots. An army helmet was part of the picture in summer; a felt hat at other seasons never a Stetson or 'cowboy.''
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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