6704 Tingley St
British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan
- Walhachin - The name is a Thompson Indian word apparently meaning 'close to the edge' and not 'round stones.'
- Before World War I, an American real estate man, C.E. Barnes, established a settlement above the Thompson River here. Subsequently control passed to the Marquess of Anglesey.
- The upper-class British were not the right kind of settlers, the soil was unsuitable for fruit ranching, the irrigation flumes were poorly built, and the drain on its manpower during World War I seriously weakened the colony.
- It died in 1922 after a colourful life of about twelve years. The days of the Walhachin Hunt, afternoon tea at the luxury hotel, and dancing to Paderewski's piano were over.
- Before the enterprising Barnes introduced the name Walhachin, the locality was known simply as Penny's (Penney's), after Charles Penney, who had homesteaded here.
- Anglesey - After the sixth Marquess of Anglesey.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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