By G. P. V. Akrigg
Elephant Crossing, Houdini Needles, Miniskirt, Billy Whiskers Glacier.There are only a handful of the various vibrant names you'll encounter during this most up-to-date version of British Columbia position Names, which has been accelerated to hide a few 2,400 areas acros sthe province. This BC vintage and its predecessor, 1001 British Columbia position Names, jointly have bought over 29,000 copies.
British Columbia position Names is really the paintings of an entire life. The authors, Philip and Helen Akrigg, have spent greater than 40 years getting to know BC position names, looking via records in Canada, the USA, and Britain, and making vast box journeys around the complete province to interview informants and think about websites. the result's a marvellous ebook packed with outstanding ancient evidence, attention-grabbing anecdotes, and short biographical money owed of the characters for which the province’s cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, and islands became namesakes. Tickletoeteaser Tower, The Lecture Cutters, Why no longer Mountain, Phyllis’s Engine. The checklist of interesting names is going on. This e-book might be a resource of fascination for browsers in addition to a useful source for historians. it's going to definately discover a domestic at the bookshelves or within the glove compartment of a person with an curiosity in BC history.
Philip Akrigg was once for a few years professor of English on the Univeristy of British Columbia. Helen Akrigg additionally taught at UBC and is a previous president of the British Columbia historic organization.
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R. Benson, a physician in the service of the HBC between 1857 and 1862. Lieutenant Charles Wilson, RE, remembered Dr. Benson as 'a great character, never seen without a pipe in his mouth & his rooms ... ' BENTINCK ARMS, Central Coast (E-6). North Bentinck Arm and South Bentinck Arm, leading off Burke Channel, were named by Captain T 9 Vancouver in 1793 after William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1783 and again from 1807 to 1809. ' BENVOULIN, E. of Kelowna (B-io).
Certainly this is a good description of the deep valleys that surround most of Botanic Mountain. , wrote that 'Botani Valley ... has been from time immemorial a gathering-place for the upper divisions of the [Thompson] tribe, chiefly for root-digging during the months of May and June. M. Dawson remarked in 1891 that the root chiefly sought was that of the tiger lily (L. Columbianum). Note the spelling of Bootahnie Indian Reserve, which gives a clue to the Indian pronunciation of the name. BOUCHIE LAKE, NW of Quesnel (F-8).
The son of a colonel in the Royal Engineers, Begbie was a highly civilized man who spoke both French and Italian (he had visited Italy) and had a taste for music. He received his MA from Cambridge in 1844 and in the same year was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. After some years as an impoverished young lawyer and a man-about-town in London, he decided to emigrate, possibly as a consequence of a disappointment in love. ' Tall (six foot four), his long black cloak swirling behind him, his eyes gleaming between the stylish rake of a gaucho hat and the carefully trimmed lines of his Van Dyke beard, Begbie was a commanding figure.