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Walhachin / Anglesey

Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Savona, BC (Nearby: Walhachin, Copper Creek, Ashcroft, Logan Lake, Boston Flats)

  • Walhachin
  • Anglesey

6704 Tingley St
Savona, British Columbia
V0K 2J0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • 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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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Bull Lake, 4km
  • Mount Fehr, 9km
  • Pennie Lake, 6km
  • Fehr Lake, 10km
  • Cultus Lake, 13km
  • Nesbitt Lake, 9km
  • Separating Lake, 9km
  • Mount Uren, 12km
  • Sedge Lake, 14km
  • Stinking Lake, 13km
  • Sabiston Lake, 14km
  • Mount Savona, 13km
  • Kamloops Lake, 13km
  • Forge Mountain, 20km
  • Tunkwa Lake, 18km
  • Leighton Lake, 17km
  • Clemes Lake, 20km
  • Tsotin Lake, 16km
  • Fessenden Lake, 17km
  • Glossy Mountain, 17km
  • South Forge Mountain, 23km
  • Sparks Lake, 21km
  • Mount Anne, 17km
  • Moutray Lake, 21km
  • Ware Lake, 22km
  • Bose Lake, 26km
  • Red Lake, 21km
  • Pat Lake, 17km
  • Brousseau Lake, 25km
  • Twentyfour Mile Lake, 27km
  • Wadley Lake, 22km
  • Cayuse Lake, 23km
  • Barnes Lake, 19km
  • Calder Lake, 28km
  • Mount Durand, 20km
  • Willard Lake, 20km
  • Frog Lake, 26km
  • Duffy Lake, 22km
  • Jim Black Lake, 28km
  • Little O.K. Lake, 31km
  • Mowich Lake, 33km
  • Big O.K. Lake, 31km
  • O.K. Lake, 33km
  • Logan Lake, 31km
  • Brussels Lake, 22km
  • Jules Lake, 32km
  • Calling Lake, 33km
  • Chartrand Lake, 35km
  • Gnawed Lake, 35km
  • Durand Lake, 25km