115 Slocan Avenue
British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies
- Fitzstubbs Creek - After Captain Napoleon Fitzstubbs, appointed gold commissioner at Nelson in 1891. His superior English manner caused a lot of resentment among the locals.
- Howson Creek - After Jack Howson, prospector and teamster at Telkwa after World War I.
- New Denver - When the surveyor, Perry, needed a name for the settlement in 1891, he chose El Dorado, presumably hoping that the mines would make it as rich as the legendary city of gold.
- The next year, when it had become clear that not gold but silver and lead constituted the mineral wealth, a public meeting was called to decide on a more suitable name.
- At this meeting Thomas Latheen, who had come from Denver, Colorado, stoutly mainImagetained that this little town would grow to be even greater than Denver, and he persuaded the citizens to adopt the name of New Denver for their settlement.
- Slocan Lake - Members of the Palliser Expedition in 1859 passed the mouth of the Schlocan or Sloghan River.
- This name is derived from the Okanagan Indian word meaning 'pierce, strike on the head.' This refers to the Indian practice of spearing or harpooning the salmon that used to be plentiful throughout the Slocan district.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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